Franklin Countys First News

Precise & colorful

Whitetail deer and Buttercups. (Dennis York)

An Eagle watching me fish at Crowell's Pond. (Dennis York)

Monarch. (Tom Oliver)

Sphinx Moth. (Tom Oliver)

Tiger Swallowtail. (Tom Oliver)

American Lady. (Tom Oliver)

Red Admiral. (Tom Oliver)

Black Swallowtail. (Tom Oliver)

Mother Nature is both precise and colorful. (Gil Riley)

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“I think they went thatta way.” (Gil Riley)

Not so innocent. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Little Chip gets some high energy food for the task ahead. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Chip digs one of numerous new entrances to his house. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

If you dig, you will get dirty. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

If you get dirty, you need a good wash. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Washing. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Getting the dirt behind his ears before starting yet another entrance. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Swallow. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Mrs. Mallard gathered her eight offspring to head home. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Marigold's guest. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Pollen dusted honey bee. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Happy Father's Day! (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

Our handsome duck couple has come out of hiding so that means somewhere in the bush along the water there is a nest of ducklings soon to follow their parent. Fingers crossed they have hidden themselves well from all the predators on the coast line. (Jane Knox)

And voluptuous Rhododendrons just beginning to take their turn in their early summer flower show!​ (Jane Knox)

The regal Irish dots the landscape with purple. (Jane Knox)

The Honeysuckle bush with its delicate sweet smelling flowers bursts forth to crowd out the Forsythia. (Jane Knox)




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  1. Some of Natures little ones that work hard to survive. Love these pictures , great work by all.. Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much everyone. The pictures are beautiful.

  3. Awesome close-ups of fliers, floaters & flora! Thank you, everyone.