About 5 Wood Ducks in the Mercer Slough.
three compound toothed leaves
They are really dried when I found them
I saw lots of these in the Ravenna Park.
A really cool looking beetle! About a little less than an inch long for perspective =-)
This Plumose Anemone, about 3" across, surprised me by its orange color. Usually they are shades of white and brown.
This Western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) was one of about 20 we spotted in the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden.
This Great Blue Heron was very intent on the water below the Chittenden Locks.
Field where we saw several pika's
Alpine lakes wilderness just before big heart lake
A youngster. 7 upper labials mean that it's probably T. ordinoides or T. sirtalis, but T. sirtalis in this area have a distinct color & pattern (whereas T. ordinoides are extremely variable).
This caterpillar resembled a Woolly Bear caterpillar, but with different coloring. I'm supposing it's a Spilosoma virginica "a species of moth in the Arctiinae subfamily. As a caterpillar, it is known as the yellow woolly bear or yellow bear caterpillar. As an adult, it is known as the Virginia tiger moth." (from Wikipedia)
I'm not skilled enough to know if there are other candidates, would love some help with the ID.
Elegantly disheveled in his natural habitat