a bad picture of a pair, seen at this location several consecutive days now by other observers
Compare size and coloration to the Great Black-backed Gull to its left. Note the streaky head and mantle and and dark line through the eye. Not seen in these pictures are its pink legs.
If accepted, this would be the second record of the species in the state of Vermont.
Crappy picture. Female, light brown head and breast, paler flanks and back. Triangular head shape with a long dark bill.
There was a second one as well.
Looks like a damselfly, but the shape of the wings is more rounded and dark in color. It was observed above a creek. In the fourth image it appears to be laying eggs on a leaf above the stream.
This one was on the rocks when I passed by and slid into the stream when I came closer. About 3 inches long.
Due to the rust colored markings above the legs, I suspected this may be a rusty crayfish, but it doesn't seem to be in the right area for that. Not sure how to ID them.
Known locally as "poison parsnip" - a highly toxic plant.
A weed with spikes on its fruit. Please identify it for me. The spikey ball is about 1/2 inch diameter, and the plant is knee high.
Found in a wooded area near lake Champlain.
There were many of them in an apple tree. When I shook the tree they all fell to the ground.
A very large grasshopper.
A type of bug unknown to me on an apple tree.
Probably it's a chrysalis of some type of butterfly. It was observed on an apple tree.