Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oct 21, 2020: Red Tide

This red tide is a good one, as turning maple leaves fall at the east shoreline of the south lake. (Kevin Kane, 10/19/14)

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Oct 19, 2020: Eastern Bluebird

Several Eastern Bluebirds appear to be roosting in the trees around Jensen Pond.  In the mornings they are flying about.  This male was found perched along the Quarry Estates spur. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 10/8/20)

Oct 17, 2020: Beaver or Otter?

Which one is a Northern River Otter and which one is an American Beaver?  The beaver is on the left, with the otter on the right.  Otters have whiskers and slightly smaller noses and ears. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 9/20/20)

Friday, October 23, 2020

Oct 15, 2020: Heading South

These two American White Pelicans spent two days resting on the south lake before continuing their flight southward. (Wolf. Oesterreich, 10/5/20)

Oct 13, 2020: Seeds of Fall


A milkweed pod with seeds and the iridescent fluff (coma) against a sunset, taken along the north loop facing west. (Tonya Moore, 9/24/20)

Oct 11, 2020: Spotted Towhee

Two species of towhees can be found at the Park.  This one is the Spotted Towhee, much less common than the Eastern Towhee.  Both species were once considered one species, the Rufous-sided Towhee.  This male was found along the Upland Trail, by the sumac patch at the swing (east side of Jensen Pond). (Wolf. Oesterreich, 10/2/20)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Oct 9, 2020: Question Mark

I was surprised to see this Question Mark (Family Nymphalidae) on this rather cool day.  However, when the sun shone, a few butterflies were flitting about.  On the underside of the hindwing is a white dot and comma which resembles a "?". (Wolf. Oesterreich, 10/3/20)