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What

Eastern Crayfish Cambarus bartonii

Observer

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Date

May 7, 2011

Description

Swift Creek Lake

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What

Common Whitetail Plathemis lydia

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

April 29, 2011

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What

Six-spotted Tiger Beetle Cicindela sexguttata

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

April 29, 2011

Description

Beaver Lake Trail near old CCC dam

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-eyed-Susan Rudbeckia hirta

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 18, 2013

Description

Oldest native perennial in our gardens; first native we planted

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What

purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 17, 2013

Description

Third year for Purple Coneflower in our native butterfly garden

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What

sweet Joe-Pye weed Eutrochium purpureum

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

August 19, 2013

Description

Third year of Joe-pye weed in our native butterfly garden

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What

Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle Labidomera clivicollis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

June 14, 2014

Description

Larva of Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle

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What

Common Eastern Bumblebee Bombus impatiens

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

Daily visitor in good numbers when gardens are blooming

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What

Lowbush Blueberry Vaccinium angustifolium

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

April 8, 2014

Description

Third year for our Lowbush Blueberry; I've yet to beat the birds to the fruit

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What

Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

April 8, 2014

Description

A family of Eastern Grays have lived in our White Oak for years

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What

American Woodcock Scolopax minor

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

February 17, 2015

Description

Very rare visitor during winter; looking for earthworms

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What

Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

Daily visitor to our feeders and White Oak

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What

Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

February 13, 2014

Description

A common visitor to our feeders during the winter.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

We've had our blackberry shrub for probably 8 years.

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What

Harlequin Bug Murgantia histrionica

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 23, 2014

Description

Beautiful, but destructive insect in the vegetable garden.

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What

Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

Regular visitor when the gardens are in bloom

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What

Common Paper Wasp Polistes exclamans

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 22, 2014

Description

Paper Wasps build a nest each year in our shed.

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What

Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 23, 2015

Description

Third year for our Virginia Sweetspire

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What

Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 7, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Rare sight, but whenever I spot it, I see them at Pocahontas.

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What

Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

May 7, 2011

Description

Common site when kayaking or whenever near the water. Paddling Swift Creek

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What

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 23, 2013

Description

Common in our gardens, but especially when the blackberries are in season.

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What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

January 4, 2014

Description

Daily visitor to our feeders and gardens.

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What

Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

January 5, 2014

Description

Daily visitor to our feeders from late fall to early spring.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 1, 2013

Description

Third year in our native meadow

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What

Garden phlox Phlox paniculata

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 17, 2013

Description

Arriving for third year in native meadow

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What

Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

August 17, 2014

Description

Emerging for the second year; added two this spring

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What

New York ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

August 17, 2014

Description

Coming up for the second year in our native butterfly garden.

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What

Spotted Cucumber Beetle Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 8, 2013

Description

Found in vegetable garden

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What

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

August 9, 2013

Description

First year of our native butterfly garden (2013)

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What

American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

runshigleyrun

Date

July 17, 2013

Description

Native butterfly garden