Northern Diamond-backed Watersnake On Log

I photographed this Northern Diamond-backed Watersnake on a log at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The log is floating in the river and if you look close you can see a dragonfly on the log underneath the Watersnake. You can find these Northern Diamond-backed Watersnakes basking on logs and even branches hanging over the water at… Read More »

Cobweb Disease On Mushroom?

I came across what I think is Cobweb Disease on this mushroom while hiking near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. At first, I thought it was some type of spider that caused this but after some research I am now thinking Cobweb Disease. Here is what I read about this mold: A mold that can infect… Read More »

Great Blue Heron Regaining Balance

This Great Blue Heron had missed whatever it was trying to catch. When it brought its head out of the water it needed to regain its balance by using its wings. You can see in my photo the disturbance in the water where it speared its beak. They are quick and use lots of force when trying to… Read More »

Whitetail Buck Reaching For Leaf

This young Whitetail Buck Reaching for a leaf was near the Lower Scarborough which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. You can see in my photo that this area is thick with vegetation. I first heard this Buck wading through water feeding on the plants. It was so thick I could only get glimpses of… Read More »

Great Blue Heron With Green Sunfish

I photographed this Great Blue Heron with what I think is a Green Sunfish at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This was on the Sally Jones Causeway where I have hung out a lot this summer. This is my go to place to photograph Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. Here are a few photos I… Read More »