POTD 7/31/20

July 31, 2020 - YOUNG BIRDS - A large part of our birdwatching fun is getting the identification correct. This time of year, there are l...
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POTD 7/30/20

July 30, 2020 - SCARLET TANAGER PREENS - Preening is one of the most essential chores a bird has to do. They can preen up to 10 percent...
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POTD 7/29/20

July 29, 2020 - ZINNIA BLOOM
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POTD 7/28/20

July 28, 2020 - FEEDING THE BROOD - Robin collects mealworms in the yard. American Robins typically have second broods in a season and t...
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POTD 7/27/20

July 27, 2020 - MONDAY MORNING BLOOMS
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POTD 7/26/20

July 26, 2020 - HMMMMM? - Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
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POTD 7/25/20

July 25, 2020 - MOUNTAIN BERRIES - U-Pick Blueberries in the shadow of Monadnock Mountain.
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POTD 7/24/20

July 24, 2020 - BEAVER POND BULLFROG - Bullfrog is the largest frog in the U.S. The Bullfrogs at the beaver pond get "singing" with thei...
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POTD 7/23/20

July 23, 2020 - Common Green Darners are beautiful dragonflies with transparent wings. They are large specimens that are common througho...
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POTD 7/22/20

July 22, 2020 - MONARCH BUTTERFLY - A female Monarch Butterfly lays eggs on the cultivar Asclepias in Vic's pollinator garden. The plant...
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POTD 7/21/20

July 21, 2020 - HEY SUSAN - Black-Eyed Susan blooms brighten the pollinator garden.
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POTD 7/20/20

July 20, 2020 - OWL AT THE BEAVER POND - I spotted an immature Great Horned Owl at the beaver pond a while back - so I was happy to see...
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POTD 7/19/20

July 19, 2020 - DEW ON THE DAISY - Shasta Daisy bloom holds morning dew.
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POTD 7/18/20

July 18, 2020 - PRETTY GIRL - The male Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, with their bright red throat, are certainly more spectacular...but th...
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POTD 7/17/20

July 17, 2020 - FIRST MONARCH SIGHTING - We are always on the lookout for Monarch butterflies - and spotted the first one this season in...
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POTD 7/16/20

July 16, 2020 - NATURE MUSE - I can almost always find something to photograph at the beaver pond...a quiet, peaceful place of nature....
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POTD 7/15/20

July 15, 2020 - HAPPY ROBIN - After a stretch of moderate drought, we finally got some rain to bring the earthworms up to the surface -...
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POTD 7/14/20

July 14, 2020 - CARDINAL IN TRAINING - When it leaves the nest, a young Northern Cardinal has a dark bill without any bright color. A fe...
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POTD 7/13/20

July 13, 2020 - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly gets dusted with pollen as it dives for nectar in a Lily bloom. Most butterflies sip...
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POTD 7/12/20

July 12, 2020 - SWAMP CANDLES - One of our favorite beaver pond wildflowers, Swamp Candles are in the Primrose Family. We find them in s...
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POTD 7/11/20

July 11, 2020 - Blue Dasher Dragonfly at the beaver pond. Blue Dashers are one of the most abundant dragonflies in the U.S. and can be f...
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POTD 7/10/20

July 10, 2020 - The forest floor is starting to show Summer colors after the spray of Spring wildflowers. Our field guides don't always...
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POTD 7/9/20

July 09, 2020 - YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER is actually a woodpecker that is often seen pecking on the ground - after his favorite food, ants...
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POTD 7/8/20

July 08, 2020 - BUTTERFLY LOVE - Butterflies mate facing away from each other - these Silver-Bordered Fritillary Butterflies caught in t...
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POTD 7/7/20

July 06, 2020 - WHO'S THAT?- A juvenile Great Horned Owl perched at the edge of the beaver pond Monday. Just beginning to get his "horns...
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POTD 7/6/20

July 05, 2020 - UPDATE ON HERON CHICKS - The Heron chicks have fledged in more than half the nests at the beaver pond. The ones that hav...
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POTD 7/5/20

July 05, 2020 - DEER RAZZ - Deer takes a break from munching near Pratt Pond yesterday.
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POTD 7/4/20

July 04, 2020 - WHO IS THIS? - A big part of our bird-watching enjoyment comes from identifying the birds we see. Sparrows and their rel...
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POTD 7/3/20

July 03, 2020 - All birds molt - many birds molt once a year and simply replace their old feathers with a similar looking set. Goldfinch...
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POTD 7/2/20

July 02, 2020 - FROG FRIEND - We have a small landscape pond that hosts several frogs each summer. This Green Frog is the first arrival...
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POTD 7/1/20

July 01, 2020 - THAT'S SOME DO - The pointed crest of the Northern Cardinal is strictly feathers. Some extra long feathers grow from the...
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