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Old Decking

photograph of old muddy decking with large nails

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 Swallow Nests

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photograph of Cliff Swallow nests under the eaves of a building in Yellowstone National ParkCliff 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.

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Perfect Camouflage

photograph of a cricket frog camouflaged in the mud

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.


King of the Mud Puddle

photograph of a red southern toad sitting up in a mud puddle

 

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.