This was wooden decking may have been part of a boat, long ago. Now it sits, slowly decaying along the shore of the river.
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Cliff Swallows like to build their mud nests up high, out of reach of potential predators. As their name implies, they frequently nest along steep cliffs. This small colony of Cliff Swallows took advantage of the eaves of a public restroom and built their nests all along the back of the building.
A tiny Cricket Frog sits still, assuming its nearly perfect camouflage will keep it safe. I never would have seen it had it not hopped right in front of me as I walked down the lakeside trail.
Walking in a park near the James River on spring afternoon, I stopped to see if there might be anything interesting in a large puddle adjacent to a small pond. Sitting, quietly a few feet from the trail was this red toad. It remained so motionless as I photographed it, I began to think it might be a toy frog somebody put there as a joke.