A Walk in the Woods

A chalk-fronted corporal dragonfly

Beneficial bugs

While the insects that give bugs a bad name – mosquitoes, gnats and flies – are out and about, so are the beneficial bugs like…


A tiger swallowtail on a rhododendron blossom.

Bountiful blooms

Damp weather and warmer temperatures in the past week had many flowers sporting their colors. Roses, mountain laurel, irises and more produced beautiful blossoms. Mountain…


Seagulls perch on some posts in Conneaut, Ohio.

Where the water is

Last week involved a trip to Conneaut, Ohio, the Pymatuning spillway and of course the daily walks around the neighbor’s pond. The heat brought out…


A wild rabbit watches me watching it.

A watchful eye

Wildlife always casts a watchful eye toward someone with a camera. This week the hummingbirds continued to visit, a bunny has been spotted around the…



A male rose-breasted grosbeak. There have been as high as five males and females a the feeder this week.

Springing up

As the days get warmer, more animalsĀ are waking up and returning to the region. This week saw the return of the ruby-throated hummingbird, indigo bunting,…


A mayapple

Being green

The bright hue of spring green is coloring the landscape.           Crazy Critters Reader submitted nature and pet photos are welcome…


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Blossoms and butterflies

  Warming temperatures and abundant sunshine has brought out some spring color. From violets to tulips, nature is putting on a show and providing food…