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Yesterday’s animal friends: A blanding’s turtle and a little brown snake. First blanding’s I’ve come across in maybe 30 years! They are listed as a “species of concern” by the DNR and their declining numbers are largely attributed to habitat loss. It doesn’t help that they lay relatively small clutches and are slow to reach sexual maturity.

Not pictured: super long neck and sweet disposition! :-) If you swipe you can see a photo of a northern brown snake. They’re very small and are absolutely the nicest, most docile snakes I’ve ever encountered.
Yesterday’s animal friends: A blanding’s turtle and a little brown snake. First blanding’s I’ve come across in maybe 30 years! They are listed as a “species of concern” by the DNR and their declining numbers are largely attributed to habitat loss. It doesn’t help that they lay relatively small clutches and are slow to reach sexual maturity. Not pictured: super long neck and sweet disposition! :-) If you swipe you can see a photo of a northern brown snake. They’re very small and are absolutely the nicest, most docile snakes I’ve ever encountered.
Nice to see a Peregrine in a tree. This one is most likely one from the pair that nests in the Whittier
Nice to see a Peregrine in a tree. This one is most likely one from the pair that nests in the Whittier
A Bonaparte’s Gull stops during his migration to his isolated breeding grounds in the Boreal Forest of Canada. They are the only Gull that regularly nests in trees. They also don’t eat garbage or carrion
A Bonaparte’s Gull stops during his migration to his isolated breeding grounds in the Boreal Forest of Canada. They are the only Gull that regularly nests in trees. They also don’t eat garbage or carrion
Either a Forster’s or Common Tern, very difficult to distinguish, so I won’t try 😂 They are one of 3 species of Terns that come to the island in the spring and summer. They are aerial divers, plunging into the water from the air for food, very fun to watch. Swipe for in flight photos and comparison to a Seagull
Either a Forster’s or Common Tern, very difficult to distinguish, so I won’t try 😂 They are one of 3 species of Terns that come to the island in the spring and summer. They are aerial divers, plunging into the water from the air for food, very fun to watch. Swipe for in flight photos and comparison to a Seagull
The deer are looking a bit scrawny and scruffy.  It was a long winter and they seemed happy to be grazing on some green shoots.  They didn't seem to mind the crazy lady with the camera.
#whitetaileddeer #springeats #deerbuddy #michiganwildlife #urbanwildlife #getoutsideandplay #naturalmichigan #naturephotography  #wildlifephotography
shoutout to the foxes for making God’s Creation Appreciation Day (aka Earth Day) real neat. 🦊🌿🌛🌺🌲
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.creds to @heath.valkema for catching it 
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Double-Crested Cormorants coming in for a landing!
Double-Crested Cormorants coming in for a landing!
Turkey Vultures are pretty common in the spring and summer, if you see a giant black bird soaring/floating through the air, more than likely it’s a turkey vulture!
Turkey Vultures are pretty common in the spring and summer, if you see a giant black bird soaring/floating through the air, more than likely it’s a turkey vulture!
This butterfly blessed us with it's pressance while using the Jeep exhaust for warmth after we parked!
📸@ajtoth248 
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Trying to spot #michiganwildlife using #binoculars with my sister. We thought we'd let the #adventurecat give it a shot. #ithinkiseesomething #whattheheckisthat #onthefarm #barncat #Sasquatchcat
Teeny tiny red-backed salamander! These do not have lungs and do not have an aquatic larval stage. Could it be any cuter?
Teeny tiny red-backed salamander! These do not have lungs and do not have an aquatic larval stage. Could it be any cuter?