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Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 01:05 PM EDT

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Flowering Plants Subphylum Angiospermae

Observer

marilync

Date

July 1, 2019 03:32 PM EDT

Description

Large flowering shrub, growing right beside the path. Small white flowers with yellow centers. What looked to be the same plants was also seen growing in a nearby parking lot beside private residences. No idea if it was planted or if it found it's own way there.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

Description

In Lake Ontario. Other geese were around, but this one was off by itself a bit. Swam beside us for a short time as we walked.

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Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

Description

Fishing in Lake Ontario

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

marilync

Date

January 31, 2019 10:41 AM EST

Description

Feeding on berries from someone's yard.

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Description

Helping herself to watermelon someone left on the beach. (At least I believe it's a female rather than an immature male)

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

marilync

Date

June 28, 2019 07:15 PM EDT

Description

Hawk was perched high in a pine tree, being harassed by a Baltimore oriole. Other birds were calling, but the oriole flew repeatedly into the hawk's back. Observed for around 15 minutes; when I left they were both still holding their ground.

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

marilync

Date

June 28, 2019 07:12 PM EDT

Description

Observed harassing a red-tailed hawk high in a pine tree. The oriole was calling almost continuously and flew into the perched hawk's back multiple times. Observed for at least 15 minutes; when I left they were both still holding their ground.

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

marilync

Date

June 28, 2019 07:40 PM EDT

Description

Off-white mushrooms growing by the base of a tree. Caps seemed to have split and been curling upwards.

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Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

Description

Perched on a nest box in a meadow habitat. Close to the shore of Lake Ontario.

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Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Description

Stayed beside this nest the whole time we were there (10-15 minutes). Possibly its nest? Very high in a tree, beside a pond.
Black back and head and white underside with white band at end of tail.

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Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Description

White cygnet with black bill, seen with adult Mute swan in a pond that connects to Lake Ontario

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Description

At the shore of a small island in the middle of a pond that connects to Lake Ontario. Waiting very still in it's fishing pose.

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Pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus

Observer

marilync

Date

June 30, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

Description

In a pond that connects directly to Lake Ontario. There were at least three of them, hanging out near the surface on a warm day.

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Dekay's Brownsnake Storeria dekayi

Observer

marilync

Date

June 25, 2019 09:25 AM EDT

Description

Brown snake with black markings and dark tongue.

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Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Observer

marilync

Date

June 13, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Description

Medium-sized possum wet from the rain. Presumably disturbed from slumber as it came from across the college campus parking lot and was trying to find a good spot away from people in a public garden. White fur with dark highlights, dark eyes and ears, pink nose, and long, bare tail. Looks to be a mama, based on the belly.

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Hawthorn Mining Bee Andrena crataegi

Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

Description

Medium-sized bee (?) collecting pollen from planted flowers.

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Margined Calligrapher Toxomerus marginatus

Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

Description

Small orange and brown fly visiting flowers

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Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

Description

Tiny metallic blue insect visiting an allium; antennae seemed a little short for bees but long for flies; wings seem to be folded at rest; possible white mark on face

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Gilled Mushrooms Order Agaricales

Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Description

Brown mushrooms growing out of the trunk of a crabapple tree

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Wood, Mound, and Field Ants Genus Formica

Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

Description

Medium-sized black ant; light brown banding visible in photos.

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Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

Description

Small black and orange hoverfly seen on Canada anemone in a planted pollinator garden

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Morning-glory Plume Moth Emmelina monodactyla

Observer

marilync

Date

June 20, 2019 02:43 PM EDT

Description

Small green caterpillar with short hairs feeding on Joe-pye weed (ID is based on combo of iNat's suggestion and looking up if host plant was correct for suggested species)

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

Observer

marilync

Date

June 21, 2019 05:17 PM EDT

Description

Large yellow butterfly with black markings and blue and orange spots; either Easter Tiger or Canadian Tiger. Feeding off a planted allium in a public garden.

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Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

Observer

marilync

Date

June 21, 2019 05:24 PM EDT

Description

Dark brown butterfly with white edging on wings and blue dots running along the length of the edging. Minor damage to left wing*. Resting on log inside Arboretum's woodlands.

[Edited July 1, 2019 - see comments]

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American White Admiral Limenitis arthemis ssp. arthemis

Observer

marilync

Date

June 21, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

Description

Dark butterfly with white band running along the upper wing; blue and red spots at wing's edges. Landed on the ground just outside the Arboretum's woodlands

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Ebony Jewelwing Calopteryx maculata

Observer

marilync

Date

June 21, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

Description

Damselfly with bright blue body and dark black wings. Two seen.

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Red Nail Gall Mite Eriophyes tiliae

Observer

marilync

Date

June 20, 2019 09:10 AM EDT

Description

Small red pointed growths sticking up from the leaves of a Little Leaf Linden tree.

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth Malacosoma americana

Observer

marilync

Date

June 14, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Blue caterpillar with a white stripe all the way along it's back, black markings, and yellow tufts. Seen alone in a planted garden bed.

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Observer

marilync

Date

April 4, 2019 02:31 PM EDT

Description

Thin, black insect. Six legs, small pincers at back end. Looked like an elongated ant, but not. Did not raise back end during observation. Was running between paving stone gaps in a public garden pathway. (Second photo lightened to show more detail)

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