Archive for September, 2007

Mushroom Observer

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Group of Pholiota sp. mushrooms in fallen log at Limerick Forest Here’s something that might be of interest to those who enjoy studying and photographing fungi. The Mushroom Observer is a citizen science type website where participants can post their observation records and photos of fungi. I’ve just had a very brief tour of the […]

butterfly’s last hurrah?

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Butterfly’s last hurrah? I hope not. At least, not for awhile. However, it’s hard to forget that, relatively speaking, it won’t be that long until there’s snow on the ground. Brrrrrh! I photographed this male Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)… or, at least, that’s what it looks like to me, last week. Since then, I’ve seen […]

back to the tidal bore

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Note: This is a continuation of the account of our recent trip to Nova Scotia. Some of you may remember a post which I wrote about the tidal bore, as seen from Maccan Tidal View Wetlands Park last year. We returned this spot again on August 31st. A visit to the park to watch the […]

fly far, fly fast, little bird

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

I’m having a busy week here and didn’t intend to write anything much today. However, I just had to post a link to this story about the long distance migration flight of a Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica baueri), that was tracked as flying 11.500km (7,150 miles) in about a week. The bird, identified as E7, […]

little surprises

Monday, September 10th, 2007

As mentioned awhile ago, I didn’t do any tagging of Monarchs this year. However, I did rear a few caterpillars from small larvae found in the gardens surrounding our house. When we made the sudden decision to leave for a week’s vacation in Nova Scotia, I had to decide what to do with the last […]

one of our traditions

Friday, September 7th, 2007

“I smell a dinosaur!” Some of you may remember that I wrote about the Joggins Fossil Cliffs last year during our almost-annual trip to Nova Scotia. Check out that post if you want to get more of a feel for the place. I posted a panorama photo and some other shots that give a better […]

nature’s architect

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

This morning, I spent some time searching for funnel webs in the garden. I soon came upon this beautiful construct among the rhubarb leaves. It seems that the spider decided to take advantage of a hollow seed stem that I had cut away earlier this summer. I can’t help but think of how such spiders […]