Wild on the Pioneer Valley: Slideshow of reader submitted nature photos
ROBERT HINCKS, of Florence Purchase photo reprints »
The Gazette is collecting photos of animals taken in the wilds of the Pioneer Valley for an online and occasionally in-print photo gallery.
Every Friday at noon, we'll post an updated Pioneer Valley nature slideshow on the Gazette's homepage.
We began asking for reader photo submissions in May and the response so far has been fantastic with many readers sending us pictures of bears, skunks, turkeys, squirrels and other animals. Some of them are funny, like the squirrel with its head in a pumpkin. Some are majestic, like the moose in the streatm. And others are neat candids, the photo of a bear smelling the “lilacs” comes to mind.
Keep sending us your nature photos. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include when and where the photo was taken, what kind of animal is in your shot, who you are and what town you’re from. Any other details you want to include only makes the story better.