Bringing nesting material to a service entrance cap on a utility pole.
Nesting in a service entrance cap on a utility pole. The adjacent service entrance cap is occupied by House Sparrows:
Nesting in a service entrance cap on a utility pole. The adjacent service entrance cap is occupied by European Starlings:
One of two eaten egg found on the trail. I'm thinking maybe Wild Turkey. Any eggspert advice would be appreciated.
Charismatic young Hereford.
I can't seem to ID this one, which is annoying because it's pretty abundant in the park...
Based on the basal leaves, this appears to have the characteristics of the native North American variety of this plant described as Cardamine dentata in the Flora Novae Angliae.
My first time seeing one of these!
About two centimeters long.
Smallest one I've ever seen. I thought it was a speck of dirt. It makes me wonder about all the times I didn't see ones this small...
Good choice of location for Turkey season. There is no hunting allowed on Chipman Hill.
There is about twice as much on this stretch of road this year as there was last year.
Larger Empty Oak Apple Wasp:
I found dozens on the ground including this one attached to what looked like a chewed off twig. I think Squirrels are eating the larva as a source of protein.