Spring Painting

A bit of bright red and yellow pops out among last year’s reeds.

Painted Turtle, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA
The zoom lens on my camera is so helpful!

Return of the Phoebe

Phoebes symbolize wisdom and hidden knowledge. They are connected to the Roman goddess Diana.

This active Eastern Phoebe perched in the bushes surrounding the Farm Pond in between making short flights to capture insects.

Mergansers on the Move

A windy day and choppy water couldn’t stop these Hooded Mergansers.

Wildlife Pond, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

Door To Door

Holden, Massachusetts

Enjoying the complementary architectural styles of next door neighbors observed during a pre-spring local warm weather walk.

Mockingbird Mix

Northern Mockingbirds, Princeton, MA

The Northern Mockingbird at Wachusett Meadow didn’t notice me as it busily feasted on sumac.
These mockingbirds surveyed the meadow as they perched on bluebird houses. Their coloring and markings puzzled me, as they were slightly different than those in the first photographs. Birding friends: Any thoughts?

Grass and Snow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, Massachusetts

A walk through Wachusett Meadow’s quiet South Pasture provides respite at the end of winter.

Telling Tails

Squirrels use their tails for warmth, balance and communication.

American Red Squirrel, Princeton, Massachusetts

How Sweet (And Colorful) It Is

Princeton, Massachusetts

Maple sugaring continues in Massachusetts.
Sugarmakers often use eye-catching plastic sap buckets in lieu of the traditional galvanized metal type. There is some controversy surrounding them, as plastic may only last a few years. However, plastic is light weight, and will not rust. Additionally, you can see the sap through them.
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