Archive for May, 2009

30
May
09

Wild Rivers Whitetails

I had the opportunity today to go inside a couple of the deer pens to see the newborn fawns.  We found two fawns who had not been vaccinated and tagged yet.  One was very calm and laid very still but the cream colored one walked around and it kept following me around.  I kept trying to move away from it long enough to take a good picture, but I couldn’t.   It stayed only a step or two away.

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26
May
09

A Day at the Lake

This past weekend I went kayaking on Forest Lake.  I paddled around to the other side of the lake where there is a stream that feeds the lake.  As I began paddling up the stream I noticed these small flowers growing very abundantly along both sides.   I only had my small camera that doesn’t do macro near as well as my Rebel, so I broke my #1 rule and took some of the flowers home.  I put them in a vase and photographed them out on my deck.  I know, I cheated….but I couldn’t help it, these flowers are so beautiful, and I just had to share them.  The flowers of both species here are only 1/4 inch long.  They look huge in the pics, but are really quite small.IMG_0464

Bog Rosemary

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Leatherleaf

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25
May
09

Short-Winged Blister Beetle

A couple weeks ago I found one of these beetles in the woods and took pics of it, then came home and identified it in my reference book.  It says that when disturbed,  it will fall over and play dead.  I then went back out to see if I could find it again and pester it, but it was gone.  Yesterday, I found another one munching on a leaf.  I poked at it till it fell off the leaf and, sure enough, it played dead.  It just laid there, not moving, even when I put it in my hand.  I put it down on a leaf to watch and see what it would do, but it wouldn’t move.  I walked a few feet away to take a picture of a flower and within a few minutes it was gone.  I didn’t see if it walked or flew away.  It’s wings are so small that it doesn’t look like it could fly very good.

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Eating lunch.

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Playing dead.

24
May
09

The Works Of The Creator, Part 2

This is a continuation of yesterday’s series.

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Apple Blossoms

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Canada Mayflower, aka False Lily of the Valley.

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Starflower

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Fern

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Maidenhair Fern

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Smooth Soloman’s Seal

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Blue Cohosh

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23
May
09

The Works Of The Creator

The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the works of the Creator.

~Louis Pasteur~

This quote so aptly expresses how I feel about the beauty surrounding me.  The woods are so filled with wildflowers right now that it simply breath-taking.   I’ll say no more and let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Trillium

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A spider, an ant and a Starflower.

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Sessile Bellwort

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Violet

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Trout Lily

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Wintercress

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Starflower

To be continued….

17
May
09

Sunday’s Treasures

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Jack In The Pulpit

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Bishop’s Cap, aka Miterwort

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Wild Sasparilla

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False Lily of the Valley

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Maple Leaf

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Metallic Jack (just for fun)

16
May
09

Dutchman’s Breeches And Wood Anemone

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Dutchman’s Breeches

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Wood Anemone




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