Arkansas Quartz Crystals

Quartz Crystals I found while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. This chunk of quartz crystals was laying on top of the ground. One of my neighbors told me that you don’t usually find them like this. It was on the side of a hill so I’m wondering if rain could have uncovered it. I read… Read More »

Praying Mantis Egg Case

I spotted this Praying Mantis Egg Case on a tree limb while hiking in the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I see lots of these and have always wanted to watch them hatch. I have one on a gate to my property that I plan on watching. Eggs are encased in a frothy material produced by the… Read More »

Great Blue Heron After Grooming

After this Great Blue Heron finished grooming it posed like this facing the sunrise. The way that it had its wings and neck feathers I thought made for a cool looking photograph. I photographed this bird for two mornings while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It had a great spot for catching shad and it… Read More »

Bedded Whitetail Doe

I photographed this bedded Whitetail Doe in the brush near Baker’s Field. Baker’s Field is on the west side of the road that leads to South Sally Jones Lake at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Doe was in the wooded area past the field on the west side of the road near the parking area.… Read More »

Great Blue Heron Catching Two Shad

I found this Great Blue Heron in the same place as the last two times I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This time I was able to photograph it catching two shad at the same time. Before swallowing both it dropped the one in the front. After eating the one it was able to… Read More »