2009 Photos: Birds, Butterflies, Beautyberries, Bullfrogs, Bears and More

It's been a busy year -- little time for pictures -- but I have managed to snap a few. As always, I'm blessed to spend much of my time in places where we get to see a bit of wildlife, and I love sharing it.

(in roughly chronological order)

Bullfrog hunting
Bullfrog hunting
After sitting VERY still for a bit, this bullfrog popped up above water in Nag's Head Forest Preserve. You don't see these guys doing this very often, as they're pretty twitchy about having people around.
photo by Mark Minasi