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Here I will introduce you to my wildlife and nature photography. All of my photos are unique and bring a touch of the outdoors, in. I hope that you find my work artistically inspiring; and through my photos, it is my hope that you find the same passion and admiration for the wild as I enjoy each day throughout my nature walks. There truly are not enough hours in the day to capture all the beauty that nature and wildlife has to offer.

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When The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Had Quail

August 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Someone mentioned Quail over on the Friends of Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge Page. A couple of us mentioned that it has been several years since we had seen any Quail (Northern Bobwhite) at this refuge. I knew I had photographed Quail at the refuge before and decided to search my photos on when this was. I found that in 2009 and 2010 I had see...
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Whitetail Doe Eating Corn Leaves

August 16, 2017  •  1 Comment
I photographed this Whitetail Doe eating corn leaves back in June of 2009 at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma manages a cooperative farming program that raises wheat, corn, soybeans, and other crops on more than three thousand acres. Here is a photo I took of some of the corn this...
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Twin Whitetail Fawns Eating Together

August 14, 2017  •  1 Comment
I photographed these twin Whitetail Fawns eating together back in August of 2009 while at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The deer do well at this refuge and you can see several twin fawns most years. My problem is trying to get photos of them together. I was lucky with this photo to be able to see them together and in the open....
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American Lotus Seedpod

August 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Doesn't this American Lotus Seedpod look like a shower head? This year the American Lotus plants are thriving at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I read that the seeds are edible and is known as "alligator corn" or "Cajun peanuts". The hard, flat-topped, cone-shaped fruit contains large brown seeds. American lotus was an importan...
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Coyote Standing In Some American Lotus

August 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I came across this Coyote back in June of 2010 while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I first saw it in an open field just at sunrise. When it saw my pickup it headed for these American Lotus plants that were growing in one of the sloughs. I was able to get several photos before it figured out that it was...
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Fowler's Toad Hanging Around My House

August 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I believe that we have two types of Toads here in my area of Arkansas. One is the Dwarf American Toad and the other is the Fowler's Toad. I think the below photo is of a Fowler's Toad. The Fowler's Toad has a white stripe down the middle of its back and the large parotid gland on each side of its head. I don't remember if this one had a stripe, but...
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Whitetail Doe With Terrible Growth Near Mouth

August 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Back in 2009 I photographed this Whitetail Doe with a terrible looking growth near her mouth. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I have seen Deer with large growth on their bodies before, but not one like this one. It looks like it could burst at any moment. I did some research and I discovered that Deer get a common sk...
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Fledgling Mourning Dove Walking Around

August 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I spotted a Fledgling Mourning Dove walking around my vehicle yesterday here in my yard. I check around my vehicle before I drive anywhere because over the years I have found several fledgling birds under it. I also have to check around my riding lawn mower for the same reason. Mourning Doves almost always lay two eggs, so I looked around for a se...
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U.S. Coast Guard Passing Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

August 06, 2017  •  2 Comments
I spotted the United States Coast Guard while I was walking the Sandtown Trail at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I stop and watch barges that travel up and down the Arkansas River all the time when I am in this area. This was my first time seeing the United States Coast Guard. I read that one of their many roles is the maintenan...
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Mating Cicadas

August 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It is not often you see mating Cicadas because they mainly mate high in the trees. I considered myself lucky to be able to photograph a pair yesterday here in one of my pear trees. I was able to get close and was able to use my small camera (Fujifilm X100T). I'm not sure why the one is flipped on its back, but it did right itself later on. I think...
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3 Point Whitetail Buck Up Close

August 01, 2017  •  1 Comment
Being able to use my vehicle as a mobile blind at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge allows me to get some great close up photos of the wildlife. A 3 Point Whitetail Buck feeds in a soybean field just about the same time every morning. Yesterday morning was a little slow for photographing wildlife, so I headed to the road that takes you to South...
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Young North American River Otter

July 31, 2017  •  2 Comments
I made a blog post back on July 6th showing a photo of a North American River Otter mother. I have been able to see her and her three young numerous times while visiting the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This young Otter is not so small anymore. It crossed my path to catch up to her Mom. I knew where it was going to cross into an o...
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Fawn Infested With Ticks Around Ears

July 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I showed you a photo I took of a Doe Sticking Tongue In Fawns Ear yesterday. Todays photo is a closeup of a Whitetail Fawn with lots of ticks around each ear. This will give you an idea of what these poor deer go through with the ticks at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The deer spend lots of time grooming each other and this hel...
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Doe Sticking Tongue In Fawns Ear

July 26, 2017  •  2 Comments
I guess a Whitetail Doe sticking her tongue in her Fawns ear is one way to keep it clean. The Deer Fawns at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma need the extra attention this time of year because of the ticks. The Deer will keep the ticks picked off of each other during grooming. The ticks have always been terrible at this refuge. I ha...
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Western Slender Glass Lizard

July 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A couple of young girls and a dog had this Western Slender Glass Lizard spotted on the Sandtown Trail located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. When I walked up on them, I saw that they were excited about something on the asphalt trail. They asked me if I knew what this Western Slender Glass Lizard was and at the time I had no i...
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