Friday, February 25, 2011

Broderick "Brody" Thomas Arbour

Born 7:36 a.m. February 25, 2011,  7 lbs, 9 oz, 20 inches, mom went totally unmedicated, Babe and Mom are healthy and doing great!


Monday, February 21, 2011

More Lizards from Puerto Rico

Juvenile, Rincon
Where I grew up in Northeastern Ohio, there weren't many lizards.  The county to our east had a few populations of five-lined skinks, but I never saw a wild lizard in Ohio until a visit to a State Nature Preserve in Southwestern Ohio.  But in Puerto Rico, lizards abound.  The familiar green "chameleon" of my youth, actually the green anole native to the southeast United States, has several relatives that live in Puerto Rico.  In fact, no fewer than 13 Anolis species have been described from this unincorporated territory of the United States.  Here are a few Anolis species that I encountered during out trip one year ago.

Adult female? -  Guanica State Forest


Adult Male?  Guanica State Forest

Puerto Rico was fabulous- We'd be there again if we weren't expecting another baby- March 6th is the due date, and Megan's TOTALLY ready!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fast Action on the Tennis Court

Last year at this time, Megan, Weston, and I were in warm and sunny Puerto Rico, and I was apparently watching (and photographing) the endemic Puerto Rican Ground Lizards (Ameiva exsul)

The End!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

White-tailed Doe

August 22, 2010, Kenney Park, Columbus  

So why not battle the winter blahs by returning to summer?  Here's another image that I captured this past summer that never made it to the blog.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Milkweed Bug Nymphs

August 15th 2010, Worthington Ohio
This evening I was browsing through my summer images, looking for things that stood out to me, and these milkweed bugs fit the bill.  I thought you might like this splash of super saturated color during this persistent winter.


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Winter at Deer Haven

A big thank you to yesterday's participants at the winter photography program at Deer Haven Preserve.  Here are a few of my shots from our little foray.  We had eleven participants, not bad for a snowy winter day!