Dec 232011
 

Dandelion Frost Flowerets by robinclifton
Dandelion Frost Flowerets

A Common Dandelion by screek
A Common Dandelion

Yellow Mandarin by USWildflowers
Yellow Mandarin

‘Sea’ Poppy blazes yellow on a roadside in the Camargue by dustygedge
‘Sea’ Poppy blazes yellow on a roadside in the Camargue

A Sunflower by screek
A Sunflower

Wild Iris in the Meadow by pianamon
Wild Iris in the Meadow

Orange Agoseris by pianamon
Orange Agoseris

Mariposa Lily at Caribou Ranch by pianamon
Mariposa Lily at Caribou Ranch

Happy 1st Day of Spring by preskittgurl
Happy 1st Day of Spring

Shooting Stars in the Rain by robinclifton
Shooting Stars in the Rain

Western Blue Flax at Wonderland Creek by pianamon
Western Blue Flax at Wonderland Creek

#NPOD: Canada Violet #Nativeplants by USWildflowers
#NPOD: Canada Violet #Nativeplants

Spiderwort (Tradescantia sp) by Bodark
Spiderwort (Tradescantia sp)

Wild Rose in the Forest by pianamon
Wild Rose in the Forest

The Season’s First Pasque Flowers by pianamon
The Season's First Pasque Flowers

My Favorite Images / Pink & White Trillium Wildflowers by NatureWurks
My Favorite Images / Pink & White Trillium Wildflowers

Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea) by Bodark
Common Blue Violet (Viola papilionacea)

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia) by Bodark
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia)

Woolly Locoweed at Walker Ranch by pianamon
Woolly Locoweed at Walker Ranch

Queen Anne’s Lace ~ Wildflower Elegance by KerriFar
Queen Anne's Lace ~ Wildflower Elegance

Balsamroot Wildflowers on the Snow King Summit by cavaroc
Balsamroot Wildflowers on the Snow King Summit

A Weed By Any Other Name by akanaphoto
A Weed By Any Other Name

Autumn Lace by KerriFar
Autumn Lace

Limonium sp, Sea Lavender by Pescalune
Limonium sp, Sea Lavender

Yarrow, Achillea millefolium by Pescalune
Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

Red Columbine, Aquilegia formosa

Jewelry of Nature by KerriFar
Jewelry of Nature

Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula) by Bodark
Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula)

Henbit Dead-nettle, Lamium amplexicaule by Pescalune
Henbit Dead-nettle, Lamium amplexicaule

Dandelion by NaturalVisionPhoto
Dandelion

Signs of Spring by robinclifton
Signs of Spring

Violets! by robinclifton
Violets!

Morning Dew Drops by KerriFar
Morning Dew Drops

Dec 232011
 

Landscaped Nesting by ShowMeNature
Landscaped Nesting

A Belted Kingfisher On A Foggy Day by screek
A Belted Kingfisher On A Foggy Day

A Bluebird Trying To Figure Things Out by screek
A Bluebird Trying To Figure Things Out

The mightiest owl of Australia – #birds #nature #wildlife – high in a tree in the Royal Botanical… by dustygedge
The mightiest owl of Australia - #birds #nature #wildlife - high in a tree in the Royal Botanical...

American Avocet by BeverlyEverson
American Avocet

Great Blue Heron On The Green Carpet by screek
Great Blue Heron On The Green Carpet

Ever Vigilant by JKissnHug
Ever Vigilant

Photo of the Day: Northern Flicker by MaineBirder
Photo of the Day: Northern Flicker

Mésange bleue (Cyanistes caeruleus) , Blue Tit by Pescalune
Mésange bleue (Cyanistes caeruleus) , Blue Tit

Tufted Titmouse Posing for Me by KerriFar
Tufted Titmouse Posing for Me

Don’t Bug Me by preskittgurl
Don't Bug Me

Momma Looking For Lunch by akanaphoto
Momma Looking For Lunch

Boat-tailed Grackle by MickiP65
Boat-tailed Grackle

Tawny Frogmouth by dustygedge
Tawny Frogmouth

Clark’s Grebe by sniehans
Clark's Grebe

Photo of the Week! A Loon with Open Wings! by NaturalVisionPhoto
Photo of the Week! A Loon with Open Wings!

Day 314: Double-crested Cormorant by MickiP65
Day 314: Double-crested Cormorant

Photo of the Day: Common Grackle by MaineBirder
Photo of the Day: Common Grackle

Dusky Wood Swallow by dustygedge
Dusky Wood Swallow

Snowy Egret by NatureWurks
Snowy Egret

Baltimore Oriole by MaineBirder
Baltimore Oriole

Kookaburra – Royal National Park, NSW by dustygedge
Kookaburra - Royal National Park, NSW

A Pileated Woodpecker Feeding On Berries by screek
A Pileated Woodpecker Feeding On Berries

Tiny mocking bird, big attitude by rangerous
Tiny mocking bird, big attitude

Black-capped Chickadee by BeverlyEverson
Black-capped Chickadee

Sharp-shinned Hawk with fresh kill by robinclifton
Sharp-shinned Hawk with fresh kill

Hovering Hummingbird by MaineBirder
Hovering Hummingbird

Dec 232011
 

Pack Creek by ShowMeNature
Pack Creek

Beaver Crossing by screek
Beaver Crossing

Elk on the Beach! by sniehans
Elk on the Beach!

O Deer by robinclifton
O Deer

Doe With Breakfast by screek
Doe With Breakfast

Buck Mule Deer by NatureWurks
Buck Mule Deer

Close To The Wrong End Of The Skunk by screek
Close To The Wrong End Of The Skunk

Winter is a Time for Discovery at Sky Meadows State Park by VAStateParks
Winter is a Time for Discovery at Sky Meadows State Park

Bull Elk With His Harem by screek
Bull Elk With His Harem

Black bear in the yard. by mountain_trails
Black bear in the yard.

Full Beaver Moon by screek
Full Beaver Moon

Foxy times 2
Foxy times 2

Large Oklahoma 8 Point Buck by screek
Large Oklahoma 8 Point Buck

Modeling Raccoon by screek
Modeling Raccoon

Ghostly Coyote by screek
Ghostly Coyote

Bull Moose at Autumn Oxbow Bend by cavaroc
Bull Moose at Autumn Oxbow Bend

Sow Grizzly Bear with Cubs by NatureWurks
Sow Grizzly Bear with Cubs

Red Squirrel by NatureWurks
Red Squirrel

Not a Mole… by adam_jack
Not a Mole...

Stalking Red Deer, but spotted! by HadleyWildlife
Stalking Red Deer, but spotted!

Puddy Goes Home
Puddy Goes Home

Young Coyote by BeverlyEverson
Young Coyote

Moose in the Yard by Unattributed
Moose in the Yard

Amazing How A Large Elk Can Jump A Fence by screek
Amazing How A Large Elk Can Jump A Fence

Elk Bull by NatureWurks
Elk Bull

Posing Marmot
Posing Marmot

Anan Creek, Alaska by ShowMeNature
Anan Creek, Alaska

Muskrat by adam_jack

Bullwinkle in the Rockies by betiam
Bullwinkle in the Rockies

A Large Oklahoma Whitetail Buck by screek
A Large Oklahoma Whitetail Buck

Dec 222011
 

The tinest toad….Oak Toad by PineLilyFNPS
The tinest toad....Oak Toad

Green Tree Frog by rangerous
Green Tree Frog

Eastern Iberian Painted Frog by dustygedgeEastern Iberian Painted Frog

The Toad by screek
The Toad

There are tons of tree frogs down here! (Taken with Instagram… by rangerous
There are tons of tree frogs down here!  (Taken with Instagram...

Green Frog by robinclifton
Green Frog

White-spotted Slimy Salamander by gonehikin
White-spotted Slimy Salamander

Don’t Kiss That! by robinclifton
Don't Kiss That!

Red-spotted Newt Close-up by KerriFar
Red-spotted Newt Close-up

A White Mediterranean Tree frog (Hyla meridionalis) by Pescalune
A White Mediterranean Tree frog (Hyla meridionalis)

Protected Oregon Frog Northern Red-legged Frog Rana Aurora by mrsroadrunner
Protected Oregon Frog Northern Red-legged Frog Rana Aurora

Tiny squirrel treefrog! the siding is only 4-1/4 inch. by PineLilyFNPS
Tiny squirrel treefrog! the siding is only 4-1/4 inch.

Eastern Newt aka Red-spotted Newt by KerriFar
Eastern Newt aka Red-spotted Newt

ABC Wednesday: Frog (American Bullfrog – Lithobates catesbeianus) by Bodark
ABC Wednesday:  Frog (American Bullfrog - Lithobates catesbeianus)

Frog Eggs by Bodark
Frog Eggs

Baby Mediterranean Tree Frog, Hyla meridionalis by Pescalune
Baby Mediterranean Tree Frog, Hyla meridionalis

Dec 212011
 

Some interesting invertebrate encounters from the WildObs community for 2011.

Monarch Caterpillar – Seen through the Leaf by KerriFar
Monarch Caterpillar - Seen through the Leaf

Creepy Crawlers by robinclifton
Creepy Crawlers

Western Sulphur Butterfly by MrsRoadrunner
Western Sulphur Butterfly

Orthoptera love on gorse  by Dusty Gedge
Orthoptera love on gorse - #MarcroMonday - #nature #wildlife - anyone know the species? #wildobs

Hummingbird Hawk-moth on Rocket flowers by Pescalune Hummingbird Hawk-moth

First Luna Moth of the Season by Bodark Luna Moth

Dragon In The Wheat by BeverleyEverson Dragon In The Wheat

Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth (Lycomorpha pholus) by Bodark Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth

Awesome #green eyed carpenter #bee by Rangerous Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth

Olivaceous Noctuid Moth by sniehans Olivaceous Noctuid Moth

Monarch Butterfly by gonehikin Monarch Butterfly

Dec 212011
 

Baby Green Anole by BeverlyEverson
Baby Green Anole

Green Anole At The Bog by BeverlyEverson
Green Anole At The Bog

Baby Turtle by Justin Westerfield
Baby Turtle

Eastern Kingsnake (Lambpropeltis getulus getulus) by Forester_Jim
Eastern Kingsnake (Lambpropeltis getulus getulus)

Eastern Milk Snake by gonehikin
Eastern Milk Snake

Red-eared Slider On The Road by screek
Red-eared Slider On The Road

Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, a species I could live without by PineLilyFNPS
Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake, a species I could live without

Tiny five lined skink by rangerous
Tiny five lined skink

Young Western Green Lizard (Lacerta bilineata) by Pescalune
Young Western Green Lizard  (Lacerta bilineata)

Saturday Supplemental: Turtles by robinclifton
Saturday Supplemental: Turtles

“EYE To EYE” with a Black Snake by NatureWurks
“EYE To EYE” with a Black Snake

Turtles are back! by robinclifton
Turtles are back!

Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterondon platirhinos) by Bodark
Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterondon platirhinos)

Nesting Turtles by robinclifton
Nesting Turtles

box turtle.jpg by poqfiremedic13
box turtle.jpg

Juniper Springs,Ocala National Forest,Florida by dawnfine
Juniper Springs,Ocala National Forest,Florida

Day 176: Tiny E. T. York Center Visitor by MickiP65
Day 176: Tiny E. T. York Center Visitor

Loggerhead Turtle by KIPTOPEKE
Loggerhead Turtle

American Alligator by MickiP65
American Alligator

Bird House Snake by screek
Bird House Snake

Lurking Alligator by MickiP65
Lurking Alligator

Lizard Looking at Me by KerriFar
Lizard Looking at Me

Day 63: Green…. by MickiP65
Day 63: Green....

Snapper Turtle by NatureWurks
Snapper Turtle

Silver River State park ~ Florida by dawnfine
Silver River State park ~ Florida

Snake Swimming by mrsroadrunner
Snake Swimming

Steady and Constant by KerriFar
Steady and Constant

iguana by morodvanschi
iguana

Red Eared Slider by BeverlyEverson
Red Eared Slider

PILEUP! by Jeanspics
PILEUP!

American Alligator by SharonIsSharing
American Alligator

Dec 162011
 

This summer the WildObs platform outgrew itself, and it became time to move up.

I’ll skip the technical details, but the new platform should allow improved performance, and a fresher look. WildObs is better ready for the years ahead.

That said, things were not without a significant number of growing pains, and … ouch, some those hurt! WildObs was down for a while, and it has taken some time to get back to stability.

Hopefully we are long passed the worst of it, and getting better. However, if you notice any problems, please let us know.