This past weekend I was visiting my grandmother in Cameron. I’ve been going to the small hamlet of Cameron all my life which helped spark my passion for wildlife and nature. As I little kid I remember catching frogs in the nearby creek and finding snakes with my uncle. Not much has changed as I still go up periodically and look for frogs, snakes and turtles but now I try to only catch them through photography. The first day I got there I went on a hike down the road to where there are some wetlands. I managed to see a DOR bat and a large Bullfrog. I also found my birding lifer; Merlin as I watched as four of them were flying all over a residential area. Walking back it was dark and I managed to road cruise three separate species of frog; an Eastern American Toad, a Northern Green Frog and a Northern Leopard Frog. All were just sitting in the middle of the road absorbing the heat from the asphalt. I headed the same way the next day and ended up seeing some turtles, removing a plastic balloon in the shape of a 0, a few frogs and an Eastern Garter Snake that escaped me. The following day I went on a large hike to a relitively close by green space where I saw a DOR Northern Water Snake, some more American Toads and my first Wood Frog of the year.
I'm Mac Marzolini and I created this blog for a variety of reasons, the first of course is to open a window into what is happening in my life (cause my grandmother reads this), but also to help myself catalogue some of my favorite photos from my many adventures.