Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017: June 2017 Photo Collage

June 2017 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, Paul Domoto, and Tana Tesdall.

June 29, 2017: Gray Copper

A male Gray Copper (Lycaena dione), a member of the Lycaenidae family, is nectaring on an invasive plant, Birdsfoot Trefoil.  On the left is a dorsal view, with a ventral view on the right. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 6/16/17)

June 28, 2017: Spiney Softshell

One of 2 Spiny Softshell turtles basking on a log (below the bluff) on the south lake. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 5/25/17)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

June 27, 2017: The Chase

This Green Heron had just caught a fish from Pond J's outflow culvert (into the south lake).  As the heron flew off, a male Red-winged Blackbird chased after it.  Apparently, the heron had gotten too close to a nest. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 5/23/17)