As i was setting up my camera in the early morning light I made a setting in the camera, looked back into the viewfinder and WOW, This handsome fluffy raccoon was setting there. Quite the surprise ! 8/11/17
Mink are common at Quabbin. I caught this one in the middle of jumping around with all 4 feet off the ice doing a happy dance. (taken 4/10/15)
This is a Fin Whale found on yesterdays trip. They are the second largest living things on earth. They grow to be 70 feet long and weighs 80 tons. They live up to 100 years. They are swift and called the greyhounds of the sea. This one was found 30 miles off the coast of southern Maine.
A friend of mine throws out seeds for the birds at Quabbin once in a while. here's a gray squirrel taking his share. 1/10/17
This grey squirrel has a lot of reddish fur. There were two of them together and they looked like twins. 9/9/15
I came upon this guy sitting in the sun this morning. I thought he looked really cold ! 12/19/21
One of the 2 black squirrels we have here was enjoying the pumpkin we put out there for them. We have 4 grays and 2 blacks keeping it exciting around here most of the time..... 12/3/16
As I was taking the photo of the towhee this red squirrel stopped on the wall to scold me about something? I couldn't understand him because he had his mouth full of nesting materials. 5/8/15
Red squirrels are very common and can be heard chattering everywhere around Quabbin where there are pine and spruce trees.
"Hey pal, can you spare an acorn or some sunflower seeds ?"
Early morning sunlight is like magic ! This red squirrel came running down a stone wall and stopped in a patch of sunlight right in front of me as I was taking beaver photographs.
This little guy kept me company all summer while watching herons and other critters around the swamp. 9/4/15
Yum Yum, acorns ! This baby chipmunk has it figured out already ! 6/20/17
I went looking for river otters today and I found this man eating chipmunk instead,,,,, he just finished lifting weights !
A chipmunk looks at me from on a wall in the early spring.
Porkys are also very common at Quabbin. I caught this one snoozing in his tree in the late afternoon sun in the late fall.
I saw this guy wandering down the road and snuck up on him. He was so intent on eating fresh green grass he never saw me! Common at Quabbin but spend most of their time in trees. 4/23/15
Another porcupine digging grubs and berries in the great spring weather. This is a young one and definitely needs to have his nails clipped! He walked right up to me…..5/4/15
They can be seen in Quabbin Park in early mornings. They like field edges and fresh grass.
This guy was feeding in a riverbed on fresh green shoots coming up this spring. They are rodents and related to the beavers. 5/3/15
This little muskrat popped up twice this week as I have been living in a swamp with the beavers ! He eats a few acorns floating in the water then goes along his merry way.. 5/5/17
This morning I found these 2 red foxes traveling all over the ice on the northern Quabbin. Here they are running under a pair of bald eagles ! 1/30/16
I watched a mink swim across a pond and hang out on a beaver lodge. Notice the small patch of white fur under his chin. He was there for about 15 minutes before moving on. 3/23/16
An eastern cotton-tail rabbit was eating its supper when I blundered into it. It sniffed at me a few times and I took this picture and left. It then went back to munching grass. 6/25/17
A summit meeting ! These 3 gray fox kits belong to the female gray fox on the next page here. They are about 3 months old and ready to take on the world. 6/2/17
I spent a couple hours with a female gray fox and her 3 kits this afternoon.... A rare find and a beautiful family I was able to photograph. 6/1/16
When mink go bad.......
Here is another mink image. They sure are alert and fast creatures.....
Would you say this young porcupine is having a bad hair day ?
Have you noticed the abundance of squirrels this year, both alive and dead on the roads? So many were born this spring because of the great food supplies last fall the population grew. Now they are all having problems finding food.
“I’m so outta here !”
I never saw squirrels swim until this summer. They are all on the lookout for food before the long winter sets in.
I found this snowshoe hare feeding along side a hiking trail yesterday You can see he still has some white fur in his coat as they turn white in the winter. Check out his big feet!