Sunday, August 21, 2016

A weekend of good things

The first eight images on this blog entry are from a Saturday visit with friends while walking around their yard and patio.


Tree frog relaxing on a deck chair


Monarch caterpillar


Very large Monarch caterpillar


Dagger moth caterpillar - don't touch!


Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae) caterpillar hiding in a B. lactea leaf 


The fruit of the Jack in the Pulpit


Above and below:  Blue spotted salamander


The following photos were taken on Sunday morning.


Above and two below:  Marbled Orb Weaver (I think) spider with prey.



Photos from Sunday morning at Robert Long Park in Commerce Township.


Solitary Sandpiper


Mute swans revealing their breeding success with six cygnets.


Female Belted Kingfisher - pixelated, but full shot of this skittish bird.

Below:  Still Sunday morning, photos from Willow Metropark:


Northern Flickers were feeding in the grass.

Afternote:  My reason for going to Willow Metropark was to look for Russet-tipped Clubtail which is endangered in Michigan.  I did see one dark-colored dragonfly in approximately the area where it was described to me that they should be - but I'll never know for sure - and absolutely no chance for a photo.  The common ringlet was my consolation prize. 

1 comment:

Darrin OBrien said...

...and now there are two salamanders at that spot.

Inornate Ringlet has been expanding into SE MI over the past several years. http://www.rrbo.org/pdf/ringlet.pdf