Archive for March, 2007

finding caterpillars

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Pandora Sphinx – Eumorpha pandorus In my last post on nature photography, Ruth commented: I seldom see unusual animals, insects or birds, but I would like to be able to recognize the signs that they were there, whether by identifying feeding habits, scat, trails, etc. I likely would see more if I knew how to […]

nature photography – questions anyone?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

With the weather we’re getting this morning, you would never know it’s almost spring here. At 7:45 a.m., it’s about -15C (6F), with strong, gusting winds, and a windchill of -21C (-6F). However, the crazy thing is, by Thursday, the temperature is supposed to be 16C (61F). Our region is certainly an interesting if often […]

Good Planets reminder

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Just a reminder to all — The next edition of Good Planets will appear here on March 24th. For the upcoming edition, the theme is A Memory — however you wish to interpret that. As of today, I have received just a couple of submissions, so get busy and dig around through your photos to […]

eight years ago

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

In last Tuesday’s post about crayfish, I mentioned that I used to play with them and pretend they were horses back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. In the comments, Pablo asked, “But did you ever get a horse?” Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I did. But it wasn’t my first horse. […]

favourite moments # 7 – eastern milk snake

Friday, March 16th, 2007

With the weather warming up here, this may be the last favourite moments from the past for awhile, as I should soon be back to reporting mainly live sightings. The photos in this post are all of a juvenile Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum triangulum) encountered near Mississagagon Lake, north of Kaladar, Ontario, on Sept. […]

some notes and reminders

Friday, March 16th, 2007

A few notes and reminders before I go on to my main post of the day: * Hummingbird Migration: I’ve added a new link to the Citizen Science page of my blog. It’s a link to the Hummingbird Migration page where you view updating maps of the first-sightings-of-the-season of male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in Canada and […]


Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Oblong Running Crab spider (Tibellus oblongus) Several days ago, in a post about an interesting spider, I asked readers: How many of you are nervous of spiders? Are you bothered by looking at spiders? If you’re bothered by the sight of spiders, do you think it is tied to a particular incident, or do you […]