2010/07/27

Howdy - more photos to share

On my last off-days, I went to the Mariposa Folk Festival. It was quite an amazing experience - lots of interesting things to check out, great new bands and musicians to discover and the weather was just fantastic.

This was one of my favorite musicians at the festival - Catherine MacLellan.



Mariposa Folk Festival

After my off-days, it was back to work. Here are more photos from the field site.

Sunrise on 2010-07-25

Gorgeous Sunrise

Sunset on 2010-07-24

We had already released some of our fledglings from the first clutch. After release, we need to do monitoring every few days, and it gives me a chance to explore more of our site.

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus migrans)
Wild shrike!

Farm life

Bluet (Enallagma spp.)

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)

Green Frog (Rana clamitans)

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)

Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)

Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) 2

Northern Leopard Frog is so neat!

Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)



Second clutch of shrikes!

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus migrans) nestlings

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus migrans) fledgling

This might be the coolest-looking insects I have ever seen - the Jagged Ambush Bug! [Edit: More info here.]

Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata pennsylvanica)

Jagged Ambush Bugs (Phymata pennsylvanica)

Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata pennsylvanica)

And more dragonfly photos.

White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum) 2

White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)

Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)

Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)

A cool-looking caterpillar found during lunch one day - White-marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

White-marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma)

White-marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma)

Full moon on the early morning of July 26.

Full Moon on 2010-07-26

We found a bunny near our cabin the other day. It had a strange-looking front paw so we brought it to OSPCA in Orillia. Hope it can be treated and healed.

Snowshoe Hare bunny (Lepus americanus)

The abundant Upland Sandpipers living on our site.

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

Yesterday I went to the Awenda Provincial Park. It was a nice place to go to relax, although I wish there wasn't so many people at the beaches. Not sure what I will do the remainder of today. But I will definitely make it worthwhile. Cheers!
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2 comments:

Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

What a great place to spend a summer! And you are a talented photographer, too.

shan-lin said...

Hey, was checking out your photos and the vet's kids i'm living with saw them and thought they were really good as well! i'm heading back down south around aug 28th, would you still be around?

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