Archive for September, 2006

the phenological grasshopper

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’m interested in phenology — the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena. I’ve written about it in the past and you can see other posts by clicking on “Phenology” in the categories section of the sidebar. Today’s post pertains to the kind of […]

chickened out

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Yesterday, Don and I spent much of the afternoon wandering in search of late summer flora and fauna. One of our stops along the hike was to visit what, in past years, has been the site of a huge colony of Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus). These large, colorful bracket fungi often grow in […]

it’s not easy being green

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

To follow-up on yesterday’s post about Gray Treefrogs (Hyla versicolor), for the past couple of weeks, on sunny afternoons, I’ve been finding quite a few juvenile frogs basking on Common Milkweed leaves. Air temperatures have recently dropped off at night and days are moderate. Such conditions seem to bring out the young frogs in numbers. […]

night stalker

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

Back on August 14, I wrote about the Gray Treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) that wander about on our windows at night. The previous evening, I had missed an opportunity to photograph a frog on the living room window. Last night, I got a second chance for a few shots after a thunderstorm earlier in the evening. […]

a favourite jar

Friday, September 8th, 2006

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that we like pottery – a lot. We don’t have a large collection and wouldn’t have a place for it even if we did. However, for many years, we’ve been bringing home the odd jar, bowl or vase that we come encountered in our travels. […]

mystery fly and crumby internet connections

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

What do flies and internet connections have in common? You may be thinking, “Absolutely nothing at all.” Well, read on. I’m having a busy week here at the farm, so haven’t been spending as much time as I should doing my daily insects walks. However, I did manage to capture a couple of shots of […]

butterfly row

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

I believe we’re just about due for an update on the Monarch butterflies, so consider this to be it. The past couple of days were probably the peak as far as butterflies eclosing. We had 8 on Sunday, and 7 more yesterday. Most interesting in all of this is that we had more emerging butterflies […]