Archive for the 'Canoeing' Category

22
Jul
08

Insects under aquatic plants – July 22 2008

As I am leading a canoe trip from round lake to long lake I see these insects under a leaf. I assume that they hatched from the egg casings seen on the leaf but I don’t know that for sure. At first I glance they look like spiders.

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01
Jul
07

Nature Camp 2007

What a blast! The campers learned so much!

Here’s a list of some of the many things that we did:

Get to know you games
Camping out
Fishing
Canoeing
Fire Kites
Bug Suckers
Bird Calls
Bird Adaptations
Water Slide
Archery
Swimming
Swamp Hike
Campfire Songs
Gift of Nature, God, Ourselves, & History

 

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10
May
07

Baby Stinkpot Turtle – May 10 2007

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This little guy is only 1 inch long. Must have just hatched.  It was floating in the water near main beach on Lake Shavehead after a group of kids had just finished with canoe instruction.

22
Apr
07

Map Turtle at Long Lake – April 22, 2007

Map Turtle at Long Lake

Map Turtle at Long Lake

Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

Found this map turtle on a canoe trip to Long Lake here in Cass county Michigan.

16
Jul
06

Some sights while kayaking on lake Shavehead – July 14, 2006


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Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

While kayaking on lake Shavehead I snap a view shots of these 3 pairs of damselflies mating and laying eggs. Their bright blue color is washed out from my camera’s flash.

I find it interesting that they seem to congregate during this process. I’m not sure why this small stick seems to be such an attactive location.
Here are the same damselflies that show their blue color.

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Here’s a damselfly larva on my shirt.  I put it back in the water and it uses it tail to wiggle away.

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Here is a damselfly that has just resently emerged from the water and transformed in to it’s adult form.

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Here is a water lily. This plant is supposedly a wild edible, but I’ve heard mixed reviews on this one.

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