Male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly

I photographed this male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly on one of my walks near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I’m not good with identifying Dragonflies, so I hope I got this one correct. Theses are large Dragonflies that are common in this area. Widow Skimmer Facts The Widow Skimmer male is territorial, like most other dragonflies, and… Read More »

Western Ratsnake Moving Through Pine Needles

I photographed this Western Ratsnake crawling through pine needles on my property located near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. This is the most common snake I see in this area. They prefer heavily wooded areas and are known for their great climbing ability. I have spotted them in a cedar tree that I have near my… Read More »

Male Northern Cardinal

I photographed this male Northern Cardinal back in June 2018 at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I don’t photograph a lot of song birds at this refuge unless I can get a clean shot. The vegetation is so thick at this refuge that getting a shot that doesn’t have lots of clutter is difficult. Northern Cardinal… Read More »

Eastern River Cooter

I photographed this Eastern River Cooter back in June 2018 while it was crossing the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Finding one on the road makes it easy to see one of these turtles up close. Females often cross roads looking for suitable nesting spots. How I Got The Shot – Eastern River… Read More »

Eastern Bluebird At Nest Box Entrance

I photographed this male Eastern Bluebird bringing food to the nest box in my yard here in Arkansas. I made a blog post a week or so ago (Eastern Bluebird With Large Spider) and I mentioned in this post that I have a 2 acre yard with three Bluebird nesting boxes. I have had these boxes for years… Read More »