Winfield playing in the BCSA All-Star game.
A good excuse to test the new flash unit.
Could I have given this a more sentimental treatment?
Photoshopped so well no one could ever appreciate what I’ve done here.
Not sure who this is supposed to be. Lady Liberty? In a cemetery?
What I spent much of my Saturday [...]
With the kids 400 miles away visiting their grandparents, the lovely Angela and I took a few hours off of the various household projects and decided to go out for dinner and a walk.
After some General Tso’s, we took a drive to a place she enjoys due to the unique natural features, and I enjoy [...]
I was out taking a walk at a local nature preserve on my lunch today, and, as is my want, I flipped a piece of plywood that was lying on the ground.
I found this.
A female yearling Milk Snake/Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum. The above picture is more or less as found. The one [...]
So it’s been about a year since I’ve posted here. Yes, I’ve been busy, but that’s no excuse. The good news is that some of that “busy” has been spent on herping and photography, and I’ve been able to add a modest number (10 to be exact) of species to the life list. I will [...]
All were taken on my new camera, a Canon Powershot A720 IS. Click on the photos below for the unobstructed version.
I think the biggest way my new camera has improved my picture taking has little to do with the camera itself. In researching cameras and, especially, reading the manual for my new Powershot, I have [...]
These things rarely turn out as I plan. Or maybe I just don’t plan them well. Either way, my little projects tend to take rather curious twists or turns, and the Salamander Rearing Project: 2008 Edition was no exception. Some of you may want to read my original post on the subject, for the rest [...]
Make no mistake about it, South Carolina in late June is hot. I kind of knew this before I went to Myrtle Beach. Now I really know it. It didn’t help things that the first day there I got probably the worst sunburn of my life boogie boarding the 3-4 foot waves that were breaking [...]
I believe the Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum) to be one of most intriguing salamanders of Ohio. First of all, it is a beautiful animal; just click the link above to see for yourself. (That is a really neat site, by the way; most if not all the photos there were taken by fellow named Jason [...]
A while ago, I provided you all with a list of all the reptiles and amphibians I have seen in the field. There are a couple of problems with this list. First of all, since it is going on three years old, it is outdated. In addition, I made some inclusions in the original list [...]
This is sort of a catch-up post for an outing back on 04/22/2006. I guess it is not, as the thesaurus induced title might suggest, a miscellaneous-type update, but I needed a catchy hook, so . . .
I spent that entire Saturday at the nearest Massasauga site, hoping to encounter any of several interesting herps [...]