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Greg Dodge is a professional naturalist as well as a writer, videographer and producer of natural history DVDs. His images have been used in various TV productions, museum displays, and corporate videos. Above all, he has a fascination and passion for all things natural.
Stop by and say hello Tuesday thru Saturday in Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, or on the Dino Trail.

Boys and Girls and Turtles and Myrtles

October 13th, 2012

Groundsel Tree is in bloom, both male and female plants have flowers at this time.

Male flowers.

Female flowers.

A few small diameter logs have drifted over towards the Wetlands Overlook and the sliders have taken to basking on the logs.

Five Yellow-bellied Sliders catch some fall sun. What’s that on the right?

There’s a frog on the log!

Bullfrog shares the log with the turtles.

Myrtle Warblers (you may know them as Butter Butts) are in. I saw the first one here at the Museum last Saturday (10/6).

A Myrtle Warbler.

Besides the butter butts, both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and other migrants were observed over the past several days. Keep your eyes peeled!

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