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Little Black Spider

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photograph of a small black and red spider on a lichen covered rock

I nearly stepped on this small black and red spider before I noticed it hanging out on a lichen covered rock.

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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.


Ruby Throated Hummingbird 2

photograph of a female ruby throated hummingbird hovering at a feeder

I’ve been experimenting with photographing hummingbirds as they fly to our feeder.  It’s quite an exercise in patience.  This little female comes regularly but sometimes it’s 15-20 minutes between her visits.  I captured this image recently after waiting for about 45 minutes.  It was her third visit but the only one with sharp enough focus and good enough lighting to share.

In past years I’ve noticed the hummingbirds come more frequently later in the summer.  Perhaps there are simply more of them after they’ve raised a brood or two?  Or maybe there are just fewer feeding options for them?  Whatever the cause, I’m hoping to get more images before they migrate south for the winter.


Tiny Forest

photograph of moss growing on a log in a swamp

The moss and saplings growing from this semi-submerged log make up a tiny little forest of their own.  A microcosm of the world around them.


Lichen Bloom

photograph of lichen blooming on the side of a tree

Sometimes it’s the little things in nature that really catch my eye.  This lichen was growing on the side of a very large pine tree.  I approached the tree to get a closer look at something else when I noticed the tiny, bright red blooms on the lichen.  Who knew that lichen actually bloomed?


Busy Hummingbird Feeder

Photograph of four hummingbirds at a feederThis hummingbird feeder was literally buzzing with activity.  Here you can see three female Ruby Throated Hummingbirds perched on the feeder.  They all stopped to look as the male approached from the right.


Ruby Throated Hummingbird

photograph of a female ruby throated hummingbird at a hummingbird feeder

The Ruby Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in the Eastern United States.  This female stopped by the feeder on my deck long enough for me to get this photo.