Author Archives: John Body

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.

Happy New Year, 2016

I led the 14th annual New Years Day Hike today!  This year we went into the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area.  The weather was beautiful, the Lake wonderful, and the group very fun!  Click on the picture for an expanded view.

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Of Wood Frogs and Fairy Shrimp

I had the pleasure of taking some great hikers up into the Sawmill Hills of Florence, Massachusetts over the weekend.  We had a lot of fun!  The weather was incredible and the Hills never disappoint!  The vernal pools were dry … Continue reading

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Of Mantis and Mondarchs!

Finally the wait (and worry) is over.  There seems to be a number of newly flighted monarchs in the Northampton Community Gardens.  They are beautifully intact and colorful leading me to believe they have just come out the chrysalis and … Continue reading

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Butterflies are still Flyin’

I ran into my friend Tom Gagnon at the Northampton Community Gardens as he was leading a Butterfly Walk sponsored by the Arcadia Sanctuary of Mass Audubon.  So I tagged along since any time out in the field with Tom … Continue reading

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Dragonflies, Damselflies, Wood Nymphs…Oh My!

I had the pleasure of going out looking for Dragonflies with naturalist Josh Rose as part of a Kestrel Land Trust Walk and Talk.  We had a wonderful time, loads of great critters to see and Josh was just marvelous … Continue reading

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