There were 3 Common Loons at Dallenbach lake in East Brunswick yesterday. This is the singleton; there was also a pair.
There were 3 Common Loons at Dallenbach lake in East Brunswick yesterday. This is the pair; there was also a singleton, not quite as far along in its spring molt.
Spotted this tiny violet (12 mm long) growing in a lawn on the walk home from the train & came back with my camera the following day.
Cannot look at these guys without thinking about Martytdx's appellation: the flying shrimp.
Bokeh enhancement courtesy of Photoshop -- not much, just enough to take the rough edges off.
For the Life on the Japanese Knotweed study. There was a distinct dearth of life on these relatively young sprouts, as it happens. Come to think of it, I think that's what I found last year 1 or 2 times when I found a patch & went looking. Is that the general pattern -- one of the problems is that nothing eats it (or otherwise interacts)? Anyway, I did find this pair of ants. If anyone can pin down their ID further, I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated.