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Favorite Photos of 2018

Here are my 10 favorite photos that I took during 2018. Continue reading

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Frog Calendar 2019: Twelve months of frogs!

Looking for a natural history gift for a friend or family member? Or a herpetology calendar to keep you up to date? I have compiled some of my favorite photos into a 2019 calendar highlighting some wonderful frogs of North America. Continue reading

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Telephoto lens attachment for cell phone cameras: useful tool for citizen-science applications like iNaturalist

I have used a clip-on telephoto lens with my iPhone to get better photographs of distant animals for use in citizen-science projects like iNaturalist and HerpMapper. Continue reading

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A long video of relaxing frog calls at night

Looking for some relaxing nature sounds? The audio in this video was recorded next to a pond in northeast Ohio on a warm summer night. Bullfrog and Green Frog calls dominate the sound, but you can also hear the distant … Continue reading

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Photos of Alligators at Sunset

In August 2018, I was able to visit the Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina and watch American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). The park is a great place to watch these majestic animals. As you enter the park, you drive … Continue reading

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