Temperature: ~30 Fahrenheit
Weather: party sunny and some clouds
This squirrel was perched on a branch. It appeared that it was puffing it's self to stay warm. It also did not move till I got within 5-10 feet of it.
I saw a red bellied fly from the side of the street that my apartment complex is to the other side
Temperature: mid 50 degrees F
I saw this woodpecker on a telephone pole. It was partly cloudy and around 60 degrees F. It looked like the woodpecker searching for food.
This moth landed on my hand or was underneath some litter I was throwing out. While in my hand it fluttered its wings.
These tracks were found in a mud spot and relatively near a vernal pond.
Here are tracks that I believe belong to a opossum. These tracks were found in Cummington Nature Park. It is a deciduous tree forest.
I saw 3 Blue Jay. I saw 2 Blue Jays between 10 am - 11 am. One of them in the morning was very vocal and making long harsh calls. The other two were quite.
This larva was found on a prickly ash. The weather was clear, sunny, and in the high 70s. I saw these larva while on a walk with members of the Royal Oak Nature Society. During this walk 5 larva were found and 2 were observed by me.
I found these toad in this park. When I picked it up it released it's liquid that it uses as a defense mechanism.
There are lots of bumblebees in this homeowner's landscape. I will have to look up which species. After talking with a colleague who knows more about bumbles than I do, I think it's a two spotted bumblebee.
I saw two white tailed deer walking into this woods. I not sure if the scat and tracks I found along the trail are from these two deer.
I saw this goose in the park. After consulting with two experienced bird watchers, they both agreed this this goose was probably a hybrid. This goose also was feeding with some docile Canada geese. When I approached the hybrid goose it was not afraid and did not move away from me.
13 male mallard
~7-8 female mallard
These mallards were use to human feeding because they actually left the water and walked towards me and waited. They followed me further after I started to walk away.
I saw one pair of Canada Geese. One of the geese seemed to have had something stuck stuck in it's wing.
Planted by Dave Lewis in 2005
I saw a brown butterfly that had folded wings. I don't know what specific type of skippers.
I saw a mink swim along my side of this pond and after a few minutes I saw it scurry back with a crayfish in its mouth.
- The American Mink marks its hunting territory with a fetid discharge from its anal glands
- Males mate with several females but eventually live with one.
- American Minks of both sexes are hostile to intruders
I noticed this rabbit ratting some plants or weeds and it showed no sign of fear or care when people walked by and when I stood up to talk to a man.
I saw these two raccoon on the side of Adam rd and Satterlee. The first photo shows that two raccoon died recently at or near this location. The farther carrion was harder to positively ID as a raccoon in the first photo and closer up. But I believe it was a raccoon.
I saw 3 chipmunks at Riverside park. One came within 8 feet of me. I am wondering of this chipmunk has been hand feed before. It did not come right up to me, but it appeared to not care that I was setting near him.
I watched 3 water strider moving through the water. At one moment it appeared to be 2 fighting or mating.
I saw this dragonfly flying around the pond.
I saw two chipmunks run in front of the yellow flowers. I heard them before the darted across the dirt.
This goose walked by me while I sat on a park bench. When it walked in front of me it was no more then 3 feet away. As it walked by I got to see some part of the gooses foot. It was right behind it's webbed feet.