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Anasa tristis

Observer

benedictgagliardi

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

Merrow Road, Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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Genus Melanoplus

Observer

benedictgagliardi

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

Merrow Road, Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Epilachna borealis

Observer

benedictgagliardi

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

Merrow Road, Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Squash Lady Beetle Epilachna borealis

Observer

benedictgagliardi

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

Merrow Road, Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Epicauta cinerea

Observer

benedictgagliardi

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

Merrow Road, Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus

Observer

benedictgagliardi

Date

August 28, 2014

Place

Merrow Road, Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

derekbromantpwd

Date

August 31, 2014 03:59 PM EDT

Place

41.6428..., -72.855... (Google, OSM)

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Weird little flower popped up in my garden

Observer

lindsayannb

Date

August 20, 2014

Place

East Haven, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

Can anyone tell me what this sad little flowering plant is?

It appeared in my garden this month and I have no idea what it could be. It's about 4" tall and the buds are about the size of my thumbnail, a little narrower. The leaves are super interesting and very dark green. The "bud" might actually be the flower and not just a bud. It has looked like this with the little red flower for about a week now.

I live across the street from a protected marshland and have really great soil for gardening so lots of things pop up randomly. This one literally appeared in my flower bed that I had let grow wild this summer. It is growing along side a catnip bush and some impatiens.

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What

Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

tyler_hermanson

Date

August 23, 2014 07:43 PM EDT

Place

84 William St, Stratford, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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Eastern Carpenter Bee Xylocopa virginica

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Grasses Family Poaceae

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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Sedges Family Cyperaceae

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Bristly Foxtail Genus Setaria

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 13, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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Clymene Moth (Haploa clymene) Haploa clymene

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 12, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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Peck's Skipper Polites peckius

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Eggplant Solanum melongena

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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Tomato Solanum lycopersicum

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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Genus Galinsoga

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

small (~a foot high) flowering plant

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Oregano Origanum vulgare

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

likely an escapee of a garden variety of oregano

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Peck's Skipper Polites peckius

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Peppermint Mentha × piperita

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 10, 2014

Place

Parkview Estate, Clinton, CT (Google, OSM)

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Clover Genus Trifolium

Observer

macropod

Date

August 17, 2014 01:25 PM EDT

Place

41.7697..., -72.309... (Google, OSM)

Description

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Please download and use our open source images for your own purposes. If you do, please reference Macroscopic Solutions.

All of the images in our database were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com

Click here to see a brief video about Macroscopic Solutions and the Macropod.

Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Megarhyssa atrata

Observer

macropod

Date

August 15, 2014 01:01 PM EDT

Place

Coventry, Connecticut, United States (Google, OSM)

Description

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Click here to see a brief video about Macroscopic Solutions and the Macropod.

Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

Observer

worldly3

Date

August 16, 2014

Place

41.0848..., -73.681... (Google, OSM)

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sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 03:04 PM EDT

Place

100 N Porchuck Rd, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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What

New York ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 02:55 PM EDT

Place

139 John St, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

Description

In a dry upland field. Species?

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Hummingbird Clearwing Hemaris thysbe

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 03:24 PM EDT

Place

100 N Porchuck Rd, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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No photos or sounds

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Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 03:15 PM EDT

Place

7–39 N Porchuck Rd, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 02:54 PM EDT

Place

139 John St, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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Witchhazel Hamamelis virginiana

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 03:05 PM EDT

Place

100 N Porchuck Rd, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 02:53 PM EDT

Place

139 John St, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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devil's walkingstick Aralia spinosa

Observer

timbir5

Date

August 16, 2014 03:09 PM EDT

Place

100 N Porchuck Rd, Greenwich, CT, US (Google, OSM)

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Woodchuck Marmota monax

Observer

kjhurme

Date

August 16, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

Place

I-91 S, Rocky Hill, CT, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Road kill

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

kjhurme

Date

August 14, 2014 02:53 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Nest on tower and adult soaring above.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Observer

macropod

Date

August 3, 2014 05:50 PM EDT

Place

Coventry Ct (Google, OSM)

Description

I received much attention form the local, wild hummingbirds that I have been disrupting the overall theme of my usual image galleries on flickr, Facebook, Macroscopic Solutions, etc. Therefore, I decided to take clips of only my footage of my interaction with the ruby-throated hummingbirds.

I believe you will find this very impressive. All footage was shot handheld (without tripod) with the Macropod's Canon 6D at 720P and 60 frames per second. The lens used was the 24-105mm. Aspect ratio varies between clips. All light was natural, exposure was set to 1/4000, aperture was at 5.6 and ISO was at 12800 (yeah... i'm surprised too). If you don't know why, it's because most of these shots were taken at dawn when light was not nearly as plentiful as I wanted it.

I really hope yo enjoy this video footage as I do feel it is my best!

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All of the images in our database were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com

Click here to see a brief video about Macroscopic Solutions and the Macropod.

Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Asiatic dayflower Commelina communis

Observer

macropod

Date

August 11, 2014 12:32 PM EDT

Place

Coventry CT (Google, OSM)

Description

Tiny flowers and considered a weed. Why?

What makes a weed, a "weed?"

Ralph Waldo Emerson described a weed as a plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered. And when you're hoeing or pulling weeds, it definitely can be a challenge to find anything virtuous about them. Those that are the peskiest and most hated thrive in places you don't want them to be, whether in your garden or lawn, in a field or on wild land or roadsides, accordnig to Don Morishita of the Weed Science Society of America.

They tend to produce lots of seed — sometimes tens of thousands of seeds per plant.
Their seed can sometimes survive for a very long time in the soil, going dormant but then sprouting just as soon as conditions are right. Simply disturbing the soil is often enough to trigger new growth.
They are able to establish themselves quickly. Sometimes they seem to crop up in the blink of the eye.
They often have mechanisms that enable them to spread easily, such as the ability to reproduce vegetatively without seeds.
They can grow in inhospitable locales where more desirable plants typically wouldn't survive.
The more of these weedy characteristics a plant has, the more successful and problematic a weed it will be. One colorful example is the common dandelion. This is the first weed most children learn to identify. It is adapted to a wide range of environments and is found in many parts of the world. As for having mechanisms for spreading, what better way to disperse than by a puff of wind or by kids blowing 'parachutes' of seed over the neighborhood? Dandelion plants can also reproduce vegetatively thanks to large tap roots. So unless you cut the root deep into the soil, you can rest assured the plant will reemerge. Dandelions also seem to thrive under almost any growing condition. The hot, dry weather that is less than optimal for grass growth may allow dandelions to take over your lawn.

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All of the images in our database were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com

Click here to see a brief video about Macroscopic Solutions and the Macropod.

Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Maiden Pink Dianthus deltoides

Observer

macropod

Date

August 11, 2014 02:39 PM EDT

Place

Coventry, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

ID by nartreb maiden pink, Dianthus deltoids.
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Click here to see a brief video about Macroscopic Solutions and the Macropod.

Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Please download and use our open source images for your own purposes. If you do, please reference Macroscopic Solutions.

All of the images in our database were captured with the Macropod by Macroscopic Solutions. www.macroscopicsolutions.com

Click here to see a brief video about Macroscopic Solutions and the Macropod.

Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Spotted Touch-me-not Impatiens capensis

Observer

macropod

Date

August 15, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

Place

Coventry, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

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Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Genus Boletus

Observer

macropod

Date

August 14, 2014 02:51 PM EDT

Place

Coventry, CT (Google, OSM)

Description

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Click here to see a brief description about the Macropod.

Click here to see instructional videos about our techniques.

The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

Contact information:
Mark Smith
mark@macroscopicsolutions.com
410 258 6144
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Apios americana

Observer

kevinliam

Date

August 14, 2014

Place

Merrow Meadow Park (Google, OSM)

Description

In bloom at edge of meadow. Meadow dominated by Eutrochium sp, Helianthus sp., Impatiens sp, etc.

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Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

Duckhole road, Madison, CT (Google, OSM)

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Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

perhaps a hybrid of tricolored heron?

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slaty skimmer Libellula incesta

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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American Lady Vanessa virginiensis

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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Seaside Dragonlet Erythrodiplax berenice

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Primrose Moth Schinia florida

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Evening-Primrose Oenothera biennis

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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Smooth Sumac Rhus glabra

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)

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What

Bladder campion Silene vulgaris

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 7, 2014

Place

Hammonasset Beach State Park, CT (Google, OSM)