Thursday, June 7, 2018

Circle of the Seasons - Spring



A couple of years ago I undertook a project to take a photograph of the natural world each day of the year. It was a challenge and, at the same time, very satisfying. The results: The Round of the Year, were posted here, here, here and here. That project was based on the astronomical seasons delineated by the solstices and the equinoxes, typically beginning about March 21, June 21, September 21 and December 21.


Here, in northcentral Pennsylvania, those dates have never seemed to relate very well with the seasons as we, or the natural world, experience them. And so I decided to undertake another project correlated with the meteorological seasons which begin on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.


Photographs from the spring of 2018 comprise this post of In Forest and Field; a few of the photographs are from my camera traps, those are listed at the end of the post. The spring of 2018 has been one of exceptionally warm days followed by cold and snow and then back to seasonal temperatures but also with lots of cool rainy days.

Here are the photographs taken during the spring of the Circle of the Seasons as experienced by one naturalist with a camera –






























































































































































































































Camera trap photographs: 4/7, 4/30

The plan is to continue this project throughout the year until the Circle of the Seasons is completed. 

Wherever you may be: city, suburbs, small town, farm or forest the natural world is there for those who choose to look.

8 comments:

Camera Trap Codger said...

That's a superb collection of photos -- thanks for the trouble, but I am sure you had fun doing it.

Robert Folzenlogen said...

A great way to capture the season! Love the photos.

Joyful said...

Wow! You've captured such a beautiful array of nature for us to enjoy.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, action packed post. Love all the birds and critters. The shot of the deer running off is great. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

Ella said...

Very nice shots!
Have a good weekend!

A Colorful World said...

Wow! This collection should be a book! I am so impressed! The variety of the shots, all of them fascinating, is just incredible!

Valerie said...

A marvellous collection of images here Woody. Thank you for sharing.

betty-NZ said...

Wow, that's a lot of critters, too many to pick a favorite! As for the bear in the next post, I don't think I'd tell the neighbors, either!!