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Spiders Order Araneae

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

Description

Very small, delicate looking spider on a wispy web. Black/brown with yellow markings; underside only. Very close to the water.

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Buttercups Genus Ranunculus

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

Description

Small yellow flower growing down in the Gorge (not sure why I didn't take the time to get a better photo!)

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Hedge Bindweed Calystegia sepium

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

Description

White flower growing low to the ground down in the gorge.

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Nipplewort Lapsana communis

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

Description

Taking iNaturalist's suggestion of Nipplewort. Several patches of these growing in the gorge at the bottom of the lookout.

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Creeping Bellflower Campanula rapunculoides

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

Description

Purple flower, tall stem, growing out of a rock wall where ferns were also growing. Staircase from the lookout down into the Gorge.

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Bulblet Fern Cystopteris bulbifera

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

Description

Ferns growing beside the staircase leading from the lookout down into the Gorge.

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Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

Description

Bold little bunny right by the path, not overly concerned by passers-by. Gave the flash of white tail when it finally headed for the bushes.

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

marilync

Date

August 11, 2018 06:03 PM EDT

Description

Standing guard over the parking lot of The Fry Shack / The Shake Shack, an outdoor-tables-only french fry and ice cream combo joint. Surprised there was only one gull in sight.

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What

Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

marilync

Date

August 12, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

Description

Impressive spider chilling on its web halfway down the staircase from the Elora Gorge Lookout into the Gorge itself

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Pigeon Tremex Tremex columba

Observer

marilync

Date

August 1, 2018 06:26 PM EDT

Description

This wasp was walking on the sidewalk, bent in the middle. I don't know if it was hurt or was trying to do something to the pavement, possibly with the black appendage visible in the side photo.

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Hickory Tussock Moth Lophocampa caryae

Observer

marilync

Date

August 7, 2018 06:05 PM EDT

Description

iNaturalist suggested this was a squirrel :)

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

marilync

Date

July 23, 2018 08:14 AM EDT

Description

Drinking from rain pooled on the top of a manhole cover.

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Orbweavers Family Araneidae

Observer

marilync

Date

July 19, 2018 07:32 PM EDT

Description

Very small spider, thumbnail sized, busy building a web.

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Geometer Moths Family Geometridae

Observer

marilync

Date

July 11, 2018 06:53 PM EDT

Description

Maybe a soft-lined wave or pistachio emerald? Laid entirely flat on the leaf of a Little-leaf linden tree.

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Small-leaved Lime Tilia cordata

Observer

marilync

Date

July 4, 2018 07:29 PM EDT

Description

Planted tree in an urban park. On this day the flowers were attracting several types of insects.

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Docks Genus Rumex

Observer

marilync

Date

July 6, 2018 08:53 PM EDT

Description

Growing against a concrete barrier beside a busy urban road. It was the only plant of it's type noticed in the area.

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Bird's-foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Observer

marilync

Date

July 4, 2018 07:33 PM EDT

Description

One of many growing scattered on the mown lawn in Colonel Sam Smith Park; the area also had white clover.

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Mica Cap Coprinellus micaceus

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2018 08:12 PM EDT

Description

Growing at the base of a tree beside a busy road at the edge of a large urban park.

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