Sora: Porzana carolina

On a recent hike we came across a small pond in an unexpected place which delivered another unexpected sight, a Sora, out and about foraging on a cloudy afternoon. Given the lack of sunlight and the distance to cover the photos were not the best but the memory of seeing this secretive little bird pecking away still burns bright.

More Mantids

We recently came across numerous mantids in a field of golden fall grasses near us. These Mantids dressed in gold were so well camouflaged they were hard to see at all. It was only when they took flight we were able to follow them to their landing spots and get a good glimpse of these wonderful insects. A fun way to spend a bit of time on an Autumn afternoon.

Have a wonderful weekend.