A trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden this morning offered the opportunity to capture these images of “wildlife” that call the Garden their home. Mallard duckling that was swimming near its parents but at the same time moving away from them until mom herded it back. One of the “busy bees” out collecting pollen from a variety of different plants that were in bloom This frog was relaxing on a lily during of the early hours when there weren’t many […]
Category Archives: Amphibians
Small frog spending a lazy morning floating on a pond at the Missouri Botanical Garden. He would occasionally make a stroke or two and move forward slightly but was relatively still for much of the time I watched him and several other frogs about the same size.
These guys were all around one of the lakes at the Busch Wildlife Area in St. Charles County, MO, this morning. Three of the photos were taken on a small pond off the main lake that was covered with a thick layer of duckweed and some other type of moss or green vegetation. The fourth photo was taken on one of the main lakes where the frog was sitting on top of a leaf. While I originally thought these were […]
Went to the Botanical Garden early this morning primarily to capture some images of the lotus blossoms but also found several other opportunities. One of my favorites were several small frogs like this one. Usually these guys are extremely easy to spook and will go under water as soon as you get near their pond but by moving slowly and staying in the shadows (in fact almost backed into an adjacent bush) I was able to get several images of […]