Category Archives: Photography

Posts about photographic methods.

Turtles, predaceous beetles and bullfrogs eating spring peepers.

In early April 2020, I had an experience that will forever change my view of painted turtles. While watching spring peepers calling for mates, a painted turtle swam under a peeper, caught it, and swallowed it in less than 90 seconds! The turtle wasn’t the only predator hunting spring peepers that night. I also watched a predaceous diving beetle and a bullfrog hunting and eating spring peepers. Several videos here show how these predators caught and ate the spring peepers. Other videos show how spring peepers that escaped the predators. 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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May 2019: Calling American Toads

Photos and videos of calling American Toads seen in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in May 2019. Continue reading

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April 2019: the call of the Midland Chorus Frog

Photos and videos of calling Midland Chorus Frogs seen in Livingston County, Michigan in May 2019. Continue reading

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