ADVENTURE JOURNAL

 

I have always enjoyed being out in nature discovering all the mysteries it has to offer; especially the wildlife. Most of my childhood included searching for tadpoles & frogs wherever I could. Over the years I've learned quite a bit about the different little creatures around Ohio, and even at 20 I'm still discovering new species that occupy my home state.

 
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 Can you spot the snapping turtle?

Can you spot the snapping turtle?

 This is "Jeremiah" the bullfrog. He hangs out in the koi-pond at my friends farm. 

This is "Jeremiah" the bullfrog. He hangs out in the koi-pond at my friends farm. 

 Found this Painted Turtle basking in the middle of the road & relocated him to a near-by pond. 

Found this Painted Turtle basking in the middle of the road & relocated him to a near-by pond. 

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 Spring Peeper found in a pile of damp leaves.

Spring Peeper found in a pile of damp leaves.

 Not exactly sure what kind of nest this was, but is was very tiny!

Not exactly sure what kind of nest this was, but is was very tiny!

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 A male American Toad sits by the pond in the spring making mating calls.

A male American Toad sits by the pond in the spring making mating calls.

 Two Red-eft (terrestrial juvenile stage) of the Red-spotted Newt found under a damp log. 

Two Red-eft (terrestrial juvenile stage) of the Red-spotted Newt found under a damp log. 

 Barred Owl

Barred Owl

 Barred Owlet eating in the trees.

Barred Owlet eating in the trees.

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 Eastern painted turtle hatchling basking on some rocks near water.

Eastern painted turtle hatchling basking on some rocks near water.

 Northern Water Snake inside a water garden greenhouse. 

Northern Water Snake inside a water garden greenhouse. 

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