Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Northern Green Frog

This is a northern green frog, also called green frog.  The northern green frog is native to Wisconsin and is very common throughout northeastern North America.  It lives 5-10 years.  It eats grasshoppers, crickets and other insects, slugs, and snails.  … Continue reading

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Differential Grasshopper

This is a differential grasshopper.  They are found in most of the United States, except the Northwest, Southeast, and New England.  They are very common in Wisconsin.  I see them around my house quite a bit. We took this picture … Continue reading

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Dark-eyed Junco

We saw this dark-eyed junco yesterday in our backyard.  He was playing in the rain.  There are a few different varieties of dark-eyed juncos.  This one is a slate-colored dark-eyed junco, which is the only kind of junco found in … Continue reading

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Boxelder Bug

These are boxelder bugs.  They live in eastern North America, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Plains. They eat sap from the leaves, flowers, and seeds of boxelder, maple, and oak trees.  They have a really cool black and … Continue reading

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This is a picture of a bluegill that I caught at my great grandma’s cabin on French Lake near Lakewood, Wisconsin.  French Lake is a nice quiet lake, and we like to go canoeing and fishing there.  The only thing … Continue reading

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Downy Woodpecker

Peck, peck, peck… It’s a woodpecker! Daddy and I were in our living room today playing zoo animals.  We heard a bunch of birds chirping, and we looked out the window.  We heard this pecking sound, and then we saw … Continue reading

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This cricket was my pet Crickety.  He was one in a bag of crickets that my friend Cheryl gave me on my birthday this past summer.  I put him in the bug playground that my uncle Jim gave me for … Continue reading

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Giant Water Bug

My friend Dan was at work, and they found this bug inside their office.  The ladies were scared and thought it was a cockroach.  It really is a giant water bug. Giant water bugs are very large true bugs.  They … Continue reading

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Whooping Crane

This is a whooping crane.  Whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America.  The whooping crane is not the most endangered bird in the whole world, but it used to be.  Fifty years ago, there were only about 20 … Continue reading

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While we were raking leaves under our paper birch tree, we saw that we had little bugs on us.  We looked up at the leaves on the tree, and we saw these aphids all over the leaves.  I think there … Continue reading

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