Best Friends in Nature: Crayfish & Green Frog Edition

Crayfish & Green Frog, photo by John Heintz Jr. The next installment of the critically acclaimed Michigan in Pictures exclusive “Best Friends in Nature” series. I believe what these two have in common is a long list of shared predators, so this could well be a pond-side support group meeting. ;) View John’s photo bigger and … Continue reading Best Friends in Nature: Crayfish & Green Frog Edition

Best Friends in Nature: Heron & Beaver Edition

Heron & Beaver, photo by Corinne Schwarz Here’s a cool photo from May of 20111 that I never featured for some reason. That reason might have been so I could link to this article from the Birdwatchers General Store in Cape Cod about the symbiotic relationship between beavers & blue herons. It says in part: It is … Continue reading Best Friends in Nature: Heron & Beaver Edition

Frog Sex: It’s Complicated

BACKYARD NATURE, photo by John E Heintz Jr April is the time when we start to hear some of Michigan’s 13 species of frogs and toads making noise. While the green frogs pictured above were confusing their Frogbook friends in July, most of the distinctive spring frog calls are males advertising that they’re looking for … Continue reading Frog Sex: It’s Complicated