I heard the hawk before I saw it. It was perched on the middle wire holder. I could not see if it was an adult or juvenile. I also could not determine whether it was a male or female.
I saw this toad around the milk house. It was a light color.
I saw this female grazing while I was driving home. The weather was in the 70s with little humidity. This sighting also took place around 7:30 pm.
This green frog started as a tadpole with legs when it was brought to my work. It was collected at Riverbend Park in Rochester Hills. The frog still has a part of it's tail left.
This little chick fell from it's nest in the calf barn. It is most likely a house sparrow because those have been the most frequently seen bird flying into the barn.
I found this snail crossing the parking lot of the museum. The snail shell was roughly the size of my thumb's figure nail.
I saw this green frog around the gazebo. It the frog had a small external eardrum and prominent dorsolateral.
I saw this toad hopping along the stone fence near the pond where the tadpoles were found.
I found these tadpole in one of the ponds on the property. They were about the size of a pea.
This pink fungus parasitizes Physcia stellaris and Physcia adscendens. I've observed it attacking Physcia species mostly on Aspen trees.
I saw this chipmunk in the tree. It had a piece of hay on his head. I first saw the chipmunk around the gazebo and then around this tree.
I found this beaver den along the shore of Inwood Lake. It is unclear if this den is still being inhabited by a beaver. There was also a hole in the top of the den.
I found this deer near the shores of Inwood Lake. It is unclear what kind of predator killed this deer.
I saw this frog on the stones around the pond in the farmhouse backyard.
I saw 2 chickadees in this field.
I heard 3 blue jays calling at this location. I saw 2 jays fly west after I played the blue jay call on my Audubon app.
I believe the hawk in these pictures is a Copper's hawk. The light color chest feathers and dark gray to brown back feathers are what made me think it was a Cooper's hawk.
I believe the hawk in the two photos are a Cooper's hawk. The light brown coloring on the chest and the dark gray to brown feathers on the back made me think it was this type of hawk.
I saw 4 male cardinals at the bend in the stony creek. I first tried to call the first one I saw, but got no response. When I tried the encounter call, I think I had one of the other ones respond.
I heard a chickadee as I was walking to the farmhouse. The weather was cloudy but the sun was still out. The temperature was 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
I saw a bald eagle flying around near the wetland it had a nest in a conifer tree.
I heard the duck before I saw it. It was a male duck.
This blister beetle was climbing in the grass and I pretty lucky that it did not excrete it's chemical.
I am not sure what type of spider I found in this fuzzy leaf plant.
I found this insect in the inner leaves of this fuzzy plant.
I saw this small frog near the mill pond behind the farmhouse.
This male green frog was rescued from a above ground pool that was going to be drained. The photo shows the frog was on it's way to be released.
I found this larvae in the Stony Creek as I was giving nature walk. I did not have any legs yet.
I saw this dragon fly on the creek that runs through the park.