Northwestern Garter Snake Thamnophis ordinoides The Northwestern Garter Snake is perfectly at home at Beaver Willows. Proximity to the Glencoe Swale wetland provides the preferred habitat of this species: damp areas with lots of vegetation and open sunny areas. The two snakes featured in this post were found in places where these critters like to... Continue Reading →
Every Year- May 23rd- is International Turtle Day We appreciate the Painted Turtles that call our wetland- home.
A Painted Turtle basks as the sun's warmth aids in the digestion of food in its gut. Can you spot the photo bombing Bull Frog? A flotilla of duck hens paddles about... Isn't the contrast between the Hooded Merganser hen and the Gadwall hen rather striking? The real show-stopper occurs when Mother Wood Duck emerges out of the... Continue Reading →