A Blanchard's Cricket Frog sitting still beside diminutive fungi. In some places these little frogs hop like pop-corn at your approach. This one is in Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge C. Paxton image and copyright.

Life In The Leaf Litter

An enormous Polyphemus moth at Allen Acres. With prodigious plant diversity comes broad animal diversity! long known for its biodiversity, Allen Acres is celebrating the identification of its 711th moth species! The July bioblitz is expected to be rather promising!

Bioblitz at Allen Acres July 21

Dung beetles rolling along the footpath to the Rainey Lake pier at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Taken on Pentax K-1 with Pentax 100mm F 2.8 macro lens by C. Paxton

Beetle-mania, these dung beetles were on a roll!

Bowfin tail in shallow backwater at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Fish watching: Meeting a Bowfin at Black Bayou!

Carpenter Bees make for great insect-in-flight photographs because they exhibit a patrol flight pattern that is reasonably predictable. This individual we named Horatio, for his dutiful guarding of the bridge to Pier 1. It was regularly attacked by Red wasps that crashed into it, but managed to see them off. C. Paxton image and copyright.

Photographic Walk and Talk at Black Bayou Lake NWR

A lady at Creation Considered exhibition in Northminster Church, Monroe which runs until March 17th, 2018.

Close Encounters with Nature, Creation Considered.

Alan Futch, Dean of Flowers, has again amazed us and produced an exciting layout of varied high quality art work from a range of talented artists, this time on a natural theme

WILD Art Exhibition and Events at Union Museum of History and Art

swimming racoon

Swimming Raccoon in D’Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge

Kimmie Paxton enjoying an exploratory hike on the Rainey Lake trail at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge armed with Panasonic Lumix GX8 with 100-300mm Lumix G Vario. This is a fantastic combination for wildlife because it is light, fast, silent and powerful. Taken on Sigma DP2 and developed in Affinity with tone mapping, boosted and framed with Topaz Adjust. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Autumnal Scenes from Northeastern Louisiana

Leaf-footed bug taken on Pentax K-1 with Pentax 100mm macro lens. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Leaf-footed Bugs