Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018: October 2018 Photo Collage

October 2018 photos from the blog by Wolf. Oesterreich, Kevin Kane, Paul Domoto, Dan Haug, Steve Dinsmore, and Tana Tesdall.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018: Morning Fog

Morning fog over the lake, looking south from the north shore of the north lake. (Kevin Kane, 10/27/18)

Monday, October 29, 2018

Oct 29, 2018: Black-crowned Night-Heron

This immature Black-crowned Night-Heron carefully watches for fish from the waters of Pool F's outflow channel (below the lakes trail).  Then comes a quick stab into the water and success. (Wolf. Oesterreic, 10/8/18)

Oct 28, 2018: Anglewing

Two common anglewings (Family Nymphalidae) found at the Park are the Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) and Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis).  When the wings are folded up it is easy to differentiate the two species: the Eastern Comma has a white "comma" on the hindwing, while the Question Mark, in addition to the white "comma", also has a white "dot".  When the wings are unfolded they appear similar.  The best way to tell the difference is to look at the 3 dark spots on the forewing: the Question Mark (right) has a horizontal dark bar above the 3 spots, while the Eastern Comma (left) does not. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 10/18/18)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oct 27, 2018: Sunrise Moon

Geese fly across the fading moon to the west as the sun rises in the east. (Kevin Kane, 10/27/18)

Oct 26, 2018: Great Egret Fishing

This Great Egret stabs into the water for breakfast and comes up with a small fish.  I watched as several fish were caught and eaten.  The egret was fishing in Pool F's outflow channel, below the lakes trail. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 9/29/18)