Fowler’s Toad Up Close

The Fowler’s Toad must like my yard here in Arkansas because every summer I see several. I read that they like mixed pine and hardwood forests, bottom lands and urban areas (Herps of Arkansas). I have several pines and oaks in my yard. I see these toads primarily while mowing, because I watch for them to keep from… Read More »

Johnson Grass Blocking View

This is a difficult time to photograph at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Johnson Grass growing next to the road blocks my view of most wildlife. Employees at the refuge keep lots of it mowed near the auto tour road but this plant grows and spreads. Johnson Grass isn’t the only plant that grows tall… Read More »

Juvenile Five-lined Skink

This juvenile Five-lined Skink is hanging around my cabin near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. These Skinks are common here in my area. I have tried to photograph this juvenile for several weeks. They are not like the Prairie Lizards or Green Anloes that I also have in the area. I can get close to these… Read More »

Great Egret With Bluegill

I photographed this Great Egret with a Bluegill at the Sally Jones West Causeway. This Causeway is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I’m not sure if it’s a Bluegill but it is some type of Sunfish. The Great Egrets catch lots of shad at this refuge (Great Egret Tossing Fish). This is my first time… Read More »

A Bright Yellow Prothonotary Warbler

This Bright Yellow Prothonotary Warbler landed in front of me while I was photographing a Great Blue Heron. I was at the Sally Jones West Causeway which is at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Prothonotary Warbler is a common bird at this refuge. They are also known as “swamp warblers” because they like flooded forests,… Read More »