Archive for May, 2006

Circus of the Spineless – Edition #9

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Welcome to the 9th edition of Circus of the Spineless! We have a great line-up of posts for our visitors. This month’s theme has to do with mystery – the unexplained, the arcane, the unknown, the impossible. We’re going to send you on a journey during which you’ll be challenged to come up with identifications, […]

wherefore art thou romeo?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Above is the photo I meant to take yesterday. A pair of mating Swamp Milkweed Beetles (Labidomera clivicollis). However, things didn’t work out quite as planned, so I’ve resorted to posting a shot taken last summer. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to take similar photos over the next few weeks – but this one will […]

a beautiful mosaic

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Over the past couple of days, I’ve shot a lot of interesting photos that I’m hoping to post later this week. I’m just starting to sort through everything, do some edits, and upload my favourites, but wanted to post one of the nicest finds of the weekend. I’m quite certain this is a Springtime Darner […]

sabrina hits paydirt

Monday, May 29th, 2006

In the past, I’ve mentioned how Sabrina often finds things to show me – snakes, frogs, toads, some insects. On Saturday, she really hit paydirt. While hiking through a ravine, I stopped to shoot a couple of photos of Don and Sabrina as they walked downhill ahead of me. Sabrina was lagging behind a little […]

it came from mars

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Well, no… actually, it came from Murphys Point Provincial Park. But it looks like it could have come from Mars, or perhaps escaped from a top-secret compound near Roswell. I found it while hiking in the woods near McParlan House in mid-July 2004. My first impression was that it was a very odd looking creature […]

what is it?

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Okay! Here’s a post for the entomology sleuths among you. I shot this photo around noon on May 24th, but haven’t had time to look around for an ID for this creature. As I’m off to do some hiking around for the weekend, I decided to toss this out to see if anyone might know […]

more lovely green things

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Surprise! Today’s photos is *not* of an insect, bird, or mammal! A couple of days ago, I posted some photos of one lovely green thing, and today is another. I’m just about to begin a busy day of washing all of the windows, putting the screens in for the summer, and getting the sun porch […]