I took goldenrod identification as a challenge on our recent trip to Maine & Nova Scotia (quibbles, kibbitzes & $0.02 of course welcome). I think this was roadside in coastal New Brunswick.
Another challenge: asters! (Quibbles, kibbitzes & $0.02 of course welcome.) This species was seen in only 1 location: open spruce/birch forest understory during a beautiful hike along coastal bluffs in Canada's Fundy National Park. Formerly called Aster acuminatus. The 'bad hair day' appearance seems pretty typical for this species, judginf from photos I'm seeing elsewhere.
Another challenge: asters! (Quibbles, kibbitzes & $0.02 of course welcome.) This one seemed to be fairly common roadside, seen here in coastal New Brunswick, Canada. Flowers are ~.5" (~1 cm) across. Formerly called Aster lateriflorus.
Tiny, seen in coastal New Brunswick, Canada. Only specimen seen. I don't know whether it had basal leaves -- this was a "shoot from the hip" shot on my way back to the car. It's a miracle it even came out.
I took goldenrod identification as a challenge on our recent trip to Maine & Nova Scotia (quibbles, kibbitzes & $0.02 of course welcome). This stuff was 1-2' tall, widespread in waste places (eg barren roadsides). Got this shot in the morning across from our motel. I'm not 100% sure of the ID, since it doesn't look all that grey to me, but it's the only thing that seems to fit.
In nanny and Grampies sheep barn!
At Matt's Nan's pond, so tame!
Nest and chicks too!
In the garden
Found multiple frogs in the gagetown school garden around lunch time while weeding
all four tracks in a direct register walk
holes made in eastern hemlock which was wrapped by white birch
This was a great park, but I had very little luck with my camera. But I did get this clear picture of a Red Squirrel. It was my birthday, and I reached a birding milestone in the total ticks department: 6000 total ticks in the ABA area.
Sunfish was seen swimming around the harbour with the receding tide and was eventually stranded in the tidal flats. Approximately 2m in length and height.