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Snapping Turtle Surprises Water Snake

A video shows a snapping turtle surprising a northern water snake when the turtle crawls onto a log. Continue reading

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June 2019: Take a swim with wood frog tadpoles

An underwater video into a forested vernal pool shows the wood frog tadpoles who live there. Continue reading

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May 2019: Bluebirds battle House Sparrows.

This video shows a frantic bird battle that I observed in the Cleveland Metroparks in mid-May. I initially thought it was a trio of Eastern Bluebirds, with the male trying to court the female, while the was trying female trying … Continue reading

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early June 2019: Treefrog on a shaky branch, and a lonely toad

Two videos of singing amphibians from northeast Ohio in early June. A gray treefrog calls from a shaky perch, and a lonely male toad trills out his song. Continue reading

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April 2019: Wood Ducks in a small woodland pond

A trail camera set up in a woodland pond revealed a stunning pair of wood ducks swimming around. Continue reading

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