Saturday, August 25, 2012

lake monsters

Aspects of Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia Town Center: The paddle boats have added something new. The water snake has a recently caught catfish in its jaws -- spotted on a late morning stroll today in an area where I'm tracking a large snapping turtle for the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas. (Can I count the sea serpent boat for MARA, too?)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

view towards north end of Lake Kittamaqundi

I am following some interesting wildlife around our lake and joining other people in submitting photos to the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (on Howard County Bird Club's site).

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Die Fledermaus in my house

Another lost bat provides diversion for my cat. This is the second one this year. Yesterday, I contacted All Star Pest Management of Howard County, who came over and discovered the location of a colony in my roof. A second visit on the same day was necessary to rescue this individual. Later, we'll have the gaps under the eaves sealed after our chiropteran friends have left for the winter.