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Archive for February 9, 2010

Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Common Loon (Gavia immer) -- While younger common loons usually remain off the coast of New England throughout the year, older individuals return to their breeding ponds in April, just as the ice is melting.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Red fox kits (Vulpes vulpes) -- Red foxes are born in March or April, but they spend the first month of life in the den, so it’s usually late April or May before they can be seen above ground.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Chicory – (Cichorium intybus) This cornflower-blue flower can be found growing along roadsides from July into the fall. However, each individual flower lasts less than a day.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) -- About the only time you’re likely to see snapping turtles out of the water is during June, when they seek sandy soil in which to lay their eggs.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Potter Wasp (Eumenes sp.) -- Many species of potter wasp lay eggs in pots that they build with earth and regurgitated water. Other species use chewed plant material. They can be found in sheltered areas throughout the summer.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Moose (Alces alces) -- During the summer, moose are likely to be found near woodland clearings and shorelines where they browse on leaves, twigs and bark as well as aquatic vegetation.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), male -- While the male rose-breasted grosbeak is brilliantly colored, the female is a drab brown, allowing her to be camouflaged while on her nest. Rose-breasted grosbeaks return to New England to nest in April or early May.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Eastern American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) – one of two species of toads in New England. Look for singing males in late April.


Welcome to a photographic journey through the fields, woods, and marshes of New England

Here I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photographs from my forthcoming book Naturally Curious. I’ll be updating my blog periodically with new images, new stories, and more glimpses of New England in all seasons.

Bishop’s Cap or Miterwort ( Mitella diphylla) – a spring wildflower thought to resemble a bishop’s cap, or miter, hence, the common names. Blooms late April/early May.