Wednesday, May 25, 2011

iNaturalist Global Amphibian Blitz

Check out the iNaturalist Global Amphibian Blitz:

According to their website: "AmphibiaWeb, The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, the IUCN/SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, and Amphibian Ark are launching the Amphibian Blitz. Visit to contribute your observations of amphibians along with the dates and locations where you observed them, anywhere in the world."

Sunday, May 22, 2011


This month, many bird species are laying eggs, sitting on eggs, hatching young, or resting contentedly after their young have fledged. I took the following pictures of the nests in my backyard alone (22 May 2011):

Brown thrasher eggs. (photo by N. L. Cagle, 22 May 2011)
Northern cardinal young. (photo by N. L. Cagle, 22 May 2011)
Carolina wren nest; the young have already fledged (photo by N. L. Cagle, 22 May 2011)