Just Another Nature Enthusiast

JANE’s Images & Thoughts 🌲 Inspired by the Pacific Northwest & places I wander

  • Snake Out

    Snake Out

    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 hangout- near houses and also often found when moving boards, logs, or other object used…

  • Sunshine brings out wildlife on Glencoe Swale pond…

    Sunshine brings out wildlife on Glencoe Swale pond…

    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 grasses. Her nine ducklings prattle about in all directions and resist being corralled into one orderly…

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