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Midge on Tap

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1/125s, f11, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I searched for information on these small midges (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) that are attracted to maple sap but had no luck finding out what these midges are. My neighbour who also taps trees notes that more appear towards the end of the season.

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March 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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Dripping Sap

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1/125s, f8, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

The sap is dripping and you should expect many photos related to maple syrup in the upcoming weeks…

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March 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm

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Hairy Sumac

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1/80s, f6.3, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

The sumac (Rhus typhina) buds are still small and the new twigs are very hairy.

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March 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

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Droplet on Buckthorn

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1/80s, f5, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. cropped

Rain today fell on buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and beech branches.

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March 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm

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Basil Leaves

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1/2.5s, f14, 400ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

My basil seedlings are now getting big, perhaps too large as I can’t yet plant them out.

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February 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

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Small Brown Moth

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1/80s, f5.6, 1600ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. cropped. levels adjusted

I found a tiny brown moth (Lepidoptera) indoors.

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February 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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Two Stoneflies

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1/160s, f8, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. rotated and cropped. levels adjusted

While looking for macro subjects on this warm afternoon, I saw a spider web on a nannyberry that led me to notice rapidly moving stoneflies (Plectoptera), some of which were mating. I’ve take photos of stoneflies on Viburnum lentago before leading me to wonder if they have a particular liking for this shrub. This is also the earliest that I’ve seen these spring stoneflies about, not surprising since we’ve had such warm weather.

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February 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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