Strays. Little orphans

Just a trio of images from recent days that didn’t fit into other posts – little to say about them.


This green treefrog (Dryophytes cinereus) has been living on the same trumpet flower (Brugmansia) for weeks now, which is rare, but I caught it as it was spying on me. Or counter-spying on me. Hey, this is my job hobby vocation calling pointless obsession!


While my brother read more

Obligatory colors


I’m not quite going to make a post for each day of October with this, though it comes close, plus I still have plenty of photos to unload, but I’ll set a record for the year of uploaded images. Makes up for September being so slow at least. So let’s take a look at the autumn colors captured so far, with the idea that I may still have some more soon.

Above, the American sweetgum read more

Oh, okay

After the previous images, you deserve something a little cuter, and I snagged this while in pursuit of those.


We’d been seeing this green treefrog (Dryophytes cinereus) settled in on a leaf of one of the trumpet flowers (Brugmansia) for days while the nights got pretty damn chilly, but last night when it was staying warmer, the frog decided to venture out read more

Think I missed it

Out watering the plants and doing my routine check in the backyard this evening, I found not only the fat green treefrog (Dryophytes cinereus) on the trumpet flower that I photographed a few nights ago, but a Carolina mantis not too far away on the same plant. Carolina mantises are much smaller read more

Still green

I had a few of these images waiting for an opportunity to write them up (while giving a little space from the last post about them,) and just now, I added some more. The raptors from the previous lake trip are still waiting in the wings – a ha ha ha.

We’ll start with the oldest, dating back to September 20.


This minuscule juvenile green treefrog (Dryophytes cinereus) read more

101 amphibians

Well, maybe not that many, but a few dozen at least. Or maybe it’s even more – I have no way of counting.

Some weeks back I mentioned the Copes grey treefrogs (Dryophytes chrysoscelis*) that deposited eggs in a water barrel in the backyard, which subsequently hatched into tadpoles. read more

Routine patrol

While this doesn’t happen daily, I frequently do a patrol of the sprawling acreage of Walkabout Estates to see how things are coming along (as well as watering all the ‘tended’ plants, which can take some time anymore.) It’s not the best of ideas to ‘watch plants grow,’ really, because they’re better off being seen at least a week apart, but it’s necessary read more

Just because, part 47

Nothing really to say here, just a couple of pics from ‘today.’ Too much like other recent pics, but that’s life – I have other subjects in the works, so something new will be along at some point. New-ish, anyway.


I found a Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) basking on the Japanese maple out front, except that it’s no longer the Japanese read more

Some night, anyway

I was initially going to say these were from last night, but it’s getting late and some idiot decided the date should change at midnight rather than, say, seven AM. Whatever – they were shot at night, and obviously not right now. Good enough.

While I’m still leery of the temperature dropping to something inexcusable again, it’s been warm even overnight, and so scoping out read more

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