POTD 8/31/21

August 31, 2021 - DRAGONFLY - A Yellow-Legged Meadowhawk on the beaver pond. The Dragonflies help keep the bugs down.
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POTD 8/30/21

August 30, 2021 - TRAIL BLOOMS - Fleabane blooming along the trail up Little Monadnock Mountain.
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POTD 8/29/21

August 29, 2021 - CHECKING OUT THE CHICKS - We've had cute Turkey chicks in the yard recently growing into their color.
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POTD 8/28/21

August 28, 2021 - FLOWER POWER - I spend a lot time time focused on things (birds) far away...but I like to re-focus attention on the deta...
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POTD 8/27/21

August 27, 2021 - HUMMERS ARE THE SHOW - Bird activity on these late summer days has been lots of Hummingbirds buzzing the yard. Several f...
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POTD 8/26/21

August 26, 2021 - WHAT'S FOR DINNER - A young duck deals with a meal bigger than its mouth on the beaver pond. The duck slammed the crab o...
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POTD 8/25/21

August 25, 2021 - HUMMER ON ZINNIA - The late summer garden is attracting the Hummingbirds.
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POTD 8/24/21_2

August 24, 2021 - HENRI FED BROOK - The brook from the beaver pond was booking from lots of Henri rain.
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POTD 8/24/21

August 24, 2021 - NEW BEARS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - Our neighbors spotted a mother bear with three cubs - and they passed by our trail camer...
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POTD 8/23/21

August 23, 2021 - NORTHERN FLICKER - A male Northern Flicker, also called a Yellow-Shafted Flicker, hunts ants on the ground. The Flickers...
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POT 8/22/21

August 22, 2021 - TINY DANCER - A tiny bee explores a rain-soaked Daisy bloom.
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POTD 8/21/21

August 21, 2021 - FIRST MONARCH CATERPILLAR - We spotted the first Monarch butterfly caterpillar on the Asclepias today. We plant the vari...
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POTD 8/20/21

August 20, 2021 - EASTERN NEWT OUT - Newts have three forms: a larval aquatic form, followed by an immature land form called an "eft" and...
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POTD 8/19/21

August 19, 2021 - HEY JAKE - A young turkey has been hanging out in the yard...we think it is a Jake - a young male ostracized by the Tom...
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POTD 8/18/21

August 18, 2021 - CHERRY PICKING - A Robin harvests cherries. Cherries are the "thing" with the birds in our yard now...a ring of huge che...
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POTD 8/17/21

August 17, 2021 - MIGRATION STRAGGLER - A female Baltimore Oriole works on an Ash tree berry. The Orioles in our yard have been gone for a...
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POTD 8/16/21

August 16, 2021 - WATER WORLD - A beaver swims through reflections on the beaver pond. Beavers flood forest to leave lots of dead trees st...
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POTD 8/15/21

August 15, 2021 - CHERRY PICKIN' - Female Pileated Woodpecker visiting the yard now that cherries are ripe. We have several huge cherry tr...
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POTD 8/14/21

August 14, 2021 - EYE ON THE PRIZE - A Cedar Waxwing has its eye on a ripe cherry as a flock of them work the cherry trees in our yard. Wa...
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POTD 8/13/21

August 13, 2021 - WILD CRANBERRIES - Cranberries are native in New England and we ran across these ripening berries in a bog in the Wapack...
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POTD 8/12/21

August 12, 2021 - DEW ON THE DAISY - It's the little details that make life interesting.
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POTD 8/11/21

August 11, 2021 - SCARLET? TANAGER - This female Scarlet Tanager shows none of the bright scarlet color that gives the species it's name....
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POTD 8/10/21

August 10, 2021 - BEE-HAVE - A bee confronts a Silver-Bordered Fritillary butterfly for browsing access to a Coreopsis bloom. The bee move...
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POTD 8/9/21

August 09, 2021 - THE UN-FLOWER WILDFLOWER - Indian-Pipe (Montropa uniflora) is saprophytic - meaning it does not contain chlorophyl to ma...
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POTD 8/8/21

August 08, 2021 - GETTIN' AT THE SEEDS - Goldfinches are seed eaters and are regulars at our bird feeders. But, because of bird feeder rob...
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POTD 8/7/21

August 07, 2021 - EARLY FALL COLOR - a precocious maple leaf on the blacktop.
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POTD 8/6/21

August 06, 2021 - IT'S NOT A BIRD - Vic and I talk about the subjects of my Picture of the Day...and how often it is a bird. We hiked Mt....
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POTD 8/5/21

August 05, 2021 - HUMMMMMMM - Hummingbirds feed by dipping their long slender tongue into the nectar inside a flower (or feeder) Some of t...
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POTD 8/4/21

August 04, 2021 - CARDINAL RULE, FLOWER VERSION - We don't see Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) very often, so we were happy to spot s...
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POTD 8/3/21

August 03, 2021 - FLOWER POWER - With plenty of flowers blooming in the gardens, the Hummingbirds are finding their way to the blossoms....
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POD 8/2/21

August 02, 2021 - WAXWING PARTNERS - Most songbirds in North America time their nesting efforts to coincide with the explosion of insect l...
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POTD 8/1/21

August 01, 2021 - ECHINACEA EMERGING - Echinacea bloom unfolding in the pollinator garden.
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