"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Slimy Swamp Monster And Other Critters...

While visiting the algae covered pond that has been so productive for me lately I heard a mysterious sucking sound coming from the water.  Upon close observation I spotted this prehistoric looking head emerging from beneath the ooze...



It was a snapping turtle that appeared to be eating the algae from the surface. 

After a short wait a green heron arrived and began fishing...



I moved to a small stream to see what was visible and spotted this great blue heron...



A beaver came swimming by...


and this muskrat kept partially hidden while eating tender plants...


A little later I encountered this doe and her fawns...




On the way home I came across this turkey and her poults in a mowed hay field...














1 comment:

  1. What a day!!!! That second shot of the green heron is priceless.

    ReplyDelete

I sincerely enjoy comments from my visitors. I must ask that those wishing to comment understand that moderation has become necessary due to the nature of some comments left in the past...

Visitor Counter