Archive for the 'Main Camp' Category

26
Mar
08

Here’s a Wolf Spider Ready for Spring – March 26, 2008

This 3 inch long spider was in the Sycamore fire ring. It’s moving slow, but I assume its ready for spring.

26
Mar
08

Frieda, the camp deer – March 26, 2008

Here is the deer that has been hanging out at camp this winter. It has even been play with one of the camp dogs.

16
Aug
07

Wildflowers, Insects, & Amphibians by the Lower Flat- August 16 2007

I’m not sure what plant this is.  The purple plant in the back is the invasive plant, purple loosestrife.

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Bumble bee on Goldenrod.

 

 

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Wasp and another insect on goldenrod

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Mayfly on Autumn Olive(Autumn Olive is an invasive species).

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I think this might be an early phase of a spicebush swallowtail caterpillar on spicebush leave(?). It looks like bird scat which is great camouflage.  If this is a spicebush swallowtail then the silk that it’s sitting on will be used to seal up the leave as it transforms.

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Here’s what it looks like with its antenae out:

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Here’s a yellow jacket(upside down) eating a dead cicada(circle of life).

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Here’s the after effects of a leaf miner on the shrubs by main beach.

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 Here’s a spring peeper.

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Colorful Milkweed Tussocks Moth caterpillar(Euchaetes egle) on a milkweed plant.

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Female praying mantis.

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27
Jul
07

Bat in the Nature Center Office – July 27, 2007

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I look up from my computer and see some breathing brown fur on my window sill. At first I think it’s a mouse. I take it outside and let some kids take a look at it and then it flys away.

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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13
Jun
07

Butterfly Weed in driveway -June 13th 2007

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