Highlights – yellow-billed cuckoo barrage, owls – featuring saw-whet migration, wood ducks and waterfowl, fungus, pond scooping, other things
|pink is in|
when pond scooping
cool shot, nice find and thanks for sharing. …on the same note 5th grader Leila bickford also mentioned she saw a mantis in her yard on York road.
The harbor seal video is from the basin, capturing a moment when they (the seals) spooked themselves off the ledges along the western shore. My mumbled "there you have it" is made out of disappointment in the seals. The kayakers that inspired this exodus were well over a 100 yards away and being very respectful. Maybe that’s what freaked them out, respectful/aware kayakers. Anyway, see if you can tell when they jump into the water....
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs preening next to each other in the “cess pool”* on lane’s last year I believe (* - I am the only one who calls it this). I’ve talked about putting this on the blog for a while, now it’s not just talk. nice comparison on the bill.
Fungus video – Lactarius – a Milky mushroom on Penobscot Island that bleed clear. Lactarius get there name from the fact that (often white) liquid oozes from cuts when their gills are torn. There’s at least one that bleeds orange. This one bled clear, and it stayed clear. The tricky part is to hold the fungus and the camera in the same hand. Probably could’ve put it on the ground. Anyway, hear’s a lactating fungus – Lactarius is the genus, Russulacae is the family. Enjoy!
|false chanterelles -|
if you mistake these for real chanterelles then
you really shouldn't be picking chantrelles at all
|with such a great Amanita fall|
it was no surprise
to find amanita mold
|maze polypores are amazing|
|wolf's milk slime goes from pink...|
|...to brown very quickly |