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Swimming in the Creek

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Z50: 1/80s, f6.3, 400ISO, autoWB, 30.5mm. levels adjusted

Did you know we have a swimming spot in the creek? Down from the house and a bit upstream, we can get into the water. Though it’s only about a meter deep, we can get into the water and swim upstream for a bit. The bottom of Cold Creek is clay with embedded cobbles. With such a hot July, we have taken advantage of the cooling waters nearly daily.

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July 27, 2020 at 7:25 pm

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Monarch

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Z50: 1/200s, f6.3, 800ISO, autoWB, 250mm.

I’ve seen lots of monarchs (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea: Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus) about in the last few weeks. This one has found some newly blossoming joe-pye weed to enjoy.

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July 26, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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Pennant

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Z50: 1/400s, f6.3, 200ISO, autoWB, 250mm.

There are still Hallowe’en Pennant (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae: Celithemis eponina) dragonflies in the north field.

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July 24, 2020 at 10:26 am

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Cucullia Caterpillar

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Z50: 1/250s, f6.3, 200ISO, autoWB, 50mm.

I noticed that something had been eating a sumac in the yard and found this caterpillar on a nearby fleebane. I believe it’s in the genus Cucullia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) but I’m not sure if the species is alfarata, charon, laetifica or speyeri.

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July 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm

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White Moth

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Z50: 1/640s, f8, 800ISO, autoWB, 250mm.

Aaah the challenge of a white moth… This one has serrulate antennae with light lines on its forewings and light orange and green stripes on the thoracic tufts but I am only guessing at its identity (perhaps Cycnia oregonensis) – its length is at least 25mm (or 1 inch). The one on the top of the milkweed might be Anticarsia gemmatalis or Prochoerodes sp.

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July 22, 2020 at 11:20 am

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Red and Black Beetle

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Z50: 1/250s, f6.3, 200ISO, autoWB, 250mm. cropped

(The biting insects were not that amenable today.) I got a frame of this Staphalynid beetle (possibly Lathrobiina) on a piece of grass before it dropped off.

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July 20, 2020 at 12:32 pm

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Big Maple

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Z50: 1/100s, f6.3, 2000ISO, autoWB, 16mm.

We decided to get out of the house today and went for a walk at Peter’s Woods Provincial Park (though we considered going to the beach, it rained and we decided to go home). Unfortunately, my camera battery died just after arriving and I had to suffer with cell phone photos of some cool fungi and ferns that we saw. It was surprisingly un-buggy, we didn’t see gypsy moth evidence, and only two other parties were there, so it was an otherwise successful visit.

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July 19, 2020 at 12:48 pm

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