Extremely small, newly-hatched green frog tadpoles (about 1-2 days old). Unfortunately the video’s out of focus… but you can see two of them wriggle towards the top of the frame.

Green frog eggs developing and newly-hatched.

Whatcha got there, Hank?

Whatcha got there, Hank?

I’m fascinated by the leucistic coloring of this fox squirrel. (White areas have reduced pigmentation.) S/he has been visiting the garden for a few weeks.

I’m a bad, bad squirrel.

I’m a bad, bad squirrel.

Soon I’ll have another batch of green frog tadpoles in my pond! 

Baby toad!

Baby toad!

Tags: toad

Spotted three American Woodcocks in my front yard this evening! Usually heard and not seen.

Spotted three American Woodcocks in my front yard this evening! Usually heard and not seen.

Ocellated dragonet at Shedd Aquarium, 17 May 2014. #mlanet14

Ocellated dragonet at Shedd Aquarium, 17 May 2014. #mlanet14

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Squirrel-resistant bird feeder + squirrel-resistant baffle = squirrel feast.

Squirrel-resistant bird feeder + squirrel-resistant baffle = squirrel feast.