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Spiders Order Araneae

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denniswross

Date

May 24, 2015 08:25 AM EDT

Description

On one deep branch in the pond, I counted 6 of these spiders each with a 30 cm web. As sun hit the water in the morning, a hatch of small full bodied insects swarmed and many were caught in the webs within minutes. The spiders were very fast in immobilizing their prey and moving on to the next.

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black locust Genus Robinia

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denniswross

Date

May 22, 2015 03:15 PM EDT

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mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia

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denniswross

Date

May 22, 2015 04:33 PM EDT

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Eastern phoebe Sayornis phoebe

Observer

denniswross

Date

May 20, 2015 10:17 AM EDT

Description

My 500th observation on iNaturalist. Thanks everyone for this wonderful community.

I made my ID based on seeing the parents.

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denniswross

Date

May 17, 2015 07:42 AM EDT

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black cherry Prunus serotina

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denniswross

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May 17, 2015 07:40 AM EDT

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Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina

Observer

denniswross

Date

May 17, 2015 08:14 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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denniswross

Date

May 17, 2015 02:57 PM EDT

Description

In profuse bloom along the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially MP 169 area.

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black raspberry Rubus occidentalis

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denniswross

Date

May 17, 2015 07:43 AM EDT

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pink azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides

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denniswross

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May 13, 2015 08:24 AM EDT

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flame azalea Rhododendron calendulaceum

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denniswross

Date

May 13, 2015 08:08 AM EDT

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carpetweed Mollugo verticillata

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denniswross

Date

May 9, 2015 09:58 AM EDT

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common chickweed Stellaria media

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denniswross

Date

May 9, 2015 09:57 AM EDT

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honeysuckle Genus Lonicera

Observer

denniswross

Date

May 7, 2015 07:59 AM EDT

Description

I think this is Lonicera tartaric

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Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata

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denniswross

Date

May 7, 2015 08:10 AM EDT

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Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculus bulbosus

Observer

denniswross

Date

May 8, 2015 09:11 AM EDT

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

Observer

denniswross

Date

May 5, 2015 08:27 AM EDT

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Centipedes Class Chilopoda

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denniswross

Date

May 5, 2015 08:27 AM EDT

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denniswross

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May 5, 2015 08:13 AM EDT

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Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 24, 2015 05:11 PM EDT

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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mountain bellwort Uvularia puberula

Observer

denniswross

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April 24, 2015 05:15 PM EDT

Place

woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Southern Two-lined Salamander Eurycea cirrigera

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 22, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Dusky Salamander Desmognathus fuscus

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 22, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Ringneck Snake Diadophis punctatus

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 22, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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denniswross

Date

April 20, 2015

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Freshwater Crayfish Family Cambaridae

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 20, 2015 08:46 AM EDT

Place

woods gap (Google, OSM)

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Mayfly Order Ephemeroptera

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 20, 2015 09:38 AM EDT

Place

Woods Gap (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Red-backed Salamander Plethodon cinereus

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 15, 2015

Place

woods gap (Google, OSM)

Description

This pair was under a pile of lumber that had only recently been moved. I guess they are 'migrating' to a new area, taking advantage of a few wet spring days when lots of amphibians move.

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Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida

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denniswross

Date

April 15, 2015

Place

woods gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Dogwood are in decline here. This one is not too healthy

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

denniswross

Date

April 9, 2015

Place

woods gap (Google, OSM)

Description

Canada goose nesting.
Last Spring (2014) Alice and Billy nested and raised 5 goslings on the pond. They returned this spring and stablished a nest on 26 Mar. Five other geese occasionally visit the pond, Billy chases them off. I am guessing these are last year's offspring. This year's nest is in exactly the same spot.