Category Archives: Macro Photography

Searching for Herps

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Falling in Love again with Childhood Friends Fall typically isn’t the time we think about herps (a collective term for frogs and salamanders). This is the time of year when they (herps) borough down into the earth to protect themselves from death caused by freezing cold temperatures. Earlier this week the weather was unusually warm […]

Wildlife Tracking: The Elusive Bobcat

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Just a few days ago I crossed paths with the tracks of the snowshoe hare.  It was a nice surprise to see that a bobcat had traveled through the same area within the last 24 hours.               Bobcat tracks in the snow I followed the tracks for a short distance wondering if I would find […]

White Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Caterpillars seem to be out in force this week.  A short walk in my yard led me to another interesting encounter with a peculiar looking caterpillar.  This one looks like a strange looking toothbrush (the three white tufts on the back). I had to look this one up.  I’ve seen it before, but not nearly […]

What caterpillar is that eating milkweed?

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Every year I allow a few milkweed plants to grow under my window in the kitchen. When it flowers it has a beautiful fragrance that comes through the house during early evening when there is a gentle breeze. I also like to attract butterflies, like monarchs, that rely on the milkweed family to lay their […]

Photographing Rare and Endangered Species

Posted on by Kathie Fife

In today’s (June 13, 2013) Sunday paper, The Nashua Telegraph photo editor and writer, Don Himsel created a great story about my work photographing the rare and endangered flora and fauna of NH.  More specifically, the story focused on the state butterfly, the karner blue. I’m so happy with this story because Don Himsel created the […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Happy Mother’s Day to every Mom! This is image was captured early May in New Hampshire.  The wildflower is called Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis).  It is a native wildflower and has historically been considered rare in New Hampshire. It is a spring ephemeral, which means all the leaves and flowers die shortly after it flowers […]