Some critters in my hometown

Here are a few pictures from a photo essay I did a couple years ago that was featured at the local community center. Most of these photos were taken in the park across the street from the house I grew up in. The park was a year-round playground for all us kids and is still a fun place to wander around in. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Summertime and the living is easy.
Green heron, the smallest of the heron family and a beautiful bird.
One of those Kodak moments I couldn’t resist.
Hard to tell the scale here, but that snapping turtle is about 3.5 feet long. The painted mud turtle’s shell is about 12-inches long. I’ve been tracking this big creature for years and look forward to spotting it again every spring.

One of the popular hangouts for turtles on a warm summer day.


About zingstrom

Journalist, free-lance writer, photographer and aviator.
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