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pawtuckawaylake9“Bird Island”, one of the many little islets in the lake.

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pawtuckawaylakeiiLooking down towards the other end of this long lake.

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pawtuckawayfish1Curious little fish in the shallows. (Banded Sunfish?)

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pawtuckawaybeach3At one end of the lake is Nottingham Town Beach.

pawtuckawaybeach4A well camouflaged Pickerel Frog on the banks.

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History of Pawtuckaway Lake

20200528_132210A young Ganoderma tsugae, Reishi mushroom.

IMG_20200607_001334_873A shy cottonmouth, aka water moccasin.

20200612_102708~2Wild terrestrial orchid, “Pink lady’s-slipper”

20200613_214848A Snapping turtle waiting to cross the path.

20200612_111429A maturing Reishi mushroom.

20200520_150854Entrance to Demon Pond.

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img_20200525_233146_447A beaver lodge.

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20200520_152849This particular place had a nice feeling to it. The water level is above you as you walk past the beaver dam in the background, holding back Demon Pond.

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20200520_155647Young Alder trees.

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There were some of these beauties flying about, but I didn’t get my camera out until they left. Unusually more monarch butterflies this summer than the last three years. I saw them all over the place, which is great. This the first time though, that as caterpillars, they were in my garden feasting on the milkweed. I counted at least twelve of them.

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They are in their pupae stage now, which I have not been able to spot, but I hope they come around again as third generation ones. The picture below was taken in the summer of 2012.

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The image below was taken in the summer of 2013 of the bumble bee partaking in the hydrangea bush, their favorite this time of year.

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It was only after I situated the aqua garden just so with irises, water lilies and stones that a frog came by.      Introducing Maurice, 2016summergarden43the star of the garden this summer. He is a bronze frog, green face and bronze body. He’s very contemplative, doesn’t move for hours and even though it’s getting colder at night he is still there, sitting in his little pool.

There was a mini Maurice as well, in the smaller pond,

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who disappeared a few weeks ago after being visited by big Maurice. Hmmmm…..

The Pickerel Frog who has a nice flashy coat

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is in front of the house. She seems to love this blue pot filled with water and Elephant Ears. It’s situated right under the porch light where moths gather. I’m guessing this frog is a “she” because smaller versions of herself were nearby for a while, until they ventured off to who knows where.

Stayed tuned for Part 2, In a small corner of the world, there is a garden, Summer 2016.

That’s right, more frogs, flowers and bees.

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