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What

wolf's milk (Lycogala epidendrum) Lycogala epidendrum

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 30, 2011

Description

Some kind of red fungus dots. If you zoom in you can see the texture of these bumps on a log.

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American beaver (Castor canadensis) Castor canadensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 30, 2011

Description

At dusk me and my son watched this Beaver swimming around. When I used the flash on my camera a few different times it made a typical loud splash on the water with his tail and dove under the water for a bit. Such a pleasant creature to watch! Thanks to everyone for correcting me when I said it was an Otter =P

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What

Japanese Mysterysnail (Cipangopaludina japonica) Cipangopaludina japonica

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

I wonder if these are an invasive snail. This pond was loaded with these.

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gastropods (Class Gastropoda) Class Gastropoda

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

Some sort of fresh-water living snail.

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Freshwater Mussels Order Unionoida

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

This pond was full of these freshwater clams. Above some you could see a current of water streaming from their valve.

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What

Genus Tetragnatha Genus Tetragnatha

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

Some orb web weaving spider that was doing its thing along side this pond.

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What

Subfamily Conocephalinae Subfamily Conocephalinae

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

Some sort of young green grasshopper spotted alongside a pond.

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

See if you can spot the humorous irony in my photo! Take a close look at the top of the frog's eye :)

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green heron (Butorides virescens) Butorides virescens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 27, 2011

Description

I saw this bird from a distance and tried to sneak up for better photos but this was all I was able to get before scaring it away. Need help identifying it.

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Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

Interesting looking little flowers growing along the hiking path.

Fungi

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What

Fungi (Kingdom Fungi) Kingdom Fungi

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

Some kind of orangish-reddish mushrooms

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What

Family Boletaceae Family Boletaceae

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

Some kind of toadstool

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What

Leopard Slug Limax maximus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

Slug just chilling on a rock along the hiking trail.

Fungi

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What

Fungi and Lichen Kingdom Fungi

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

Some kind of fungus

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Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

Some kind of small yellowish hairy caterpillar.

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What

Green Frog Lithobates clamitans

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 23, 2011

Description

After I took this photo I was able to sneak up and snatch one from the water so that I could let the kids experience one up close and hold it. A nice end to a 2 mile hike where all I saw was some fungus and a slug!

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What

Mayflies Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

About 3 inches long. This was on my sliding door to my deck and took this photo through the glass. Not sure what specific species it could belong to.

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Four-toothed Mason Wasp Monobia quadridens

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Not sure what this is.

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

These things make it so hard to sneak up on other wildlife for photographing. But they sure know how to pose for a photograph themselves.

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Japanese beetle Popillia japonica

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Saw a bunch of Japanese Beetles this day, many of them trying to mate.

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What

Blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Fun to watch these little minnows dart up and down the stream. I could be wrong about their identity but fairly sure I've got it right.

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What

Widow Skimmer Libellula luctuosa

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Typical Dragonfly I'm sure, but unsure of the sub-species.

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Spatterdock Nuphar polysepalum

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

I'm not good with plants, some sort of lily I suppose? Would love to be enlightened.

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Meadowsweet Genus Spiraea

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Simple flowering weed, but It interests me to know what its called.

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Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) Convolvulus arvensis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Some kind of White Flower. Even better is the Before and After photos when a hungry grasshopper gets involved.

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Eastern Pondhawk Erythemis simplicicollis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Some kind of Dragonfly

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What

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Female Northern Cardinal perched on a fence.

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Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Saw a couple of these peeking their faces out of the pond.

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

These were on display inside a glass case at the Nixon Park Nature Center. They were still wild technically, accessing their honeycombs from the outside. Made for a great photo opportunity.

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What

Typical Cinquefoils Genus Potentilla

Observer

wabbytwax

Date

June 21, 2011

Description

Only yellow flower I saw around like this, so It made me wonder what it was.

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