Archive for the 'reproduction' Category

04
May
08

3 Canadian Goslings – May 4, 2008

These 3 goslings are by the roadway at camp. Their parents leave as I approach in my car and then realize the goslings aren’t with them and they come back honking and hissing the whole away.

07
Apr
08

Miner Bees Mating – April 6, 2008

Miner Bees Mating – April 6, 2008, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

As I’m walking by the base of Turtle Hill to check out the wetland burn at main camp I spy these miner bees in what I guess to be a mating ball.

The hole to the right is a miner bee’s burrow.

05
Feb
08

Winter seeds ready for Spring – Feb 5, 2008

 Here a wafer ash seed.  This tree is located at the base of Turtle Hill.


Here’s a rose hip.IMG_2263

25
Aug
07

Insect larva in a mud home with 2 caterpillars for food – August 25, 2007

Insects in a mud home with 2 caterpillars, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

I find these “gems” in a 1/2 inch wide mud “home” that is attached to a tent that is left outside to dry. The caterpillars are still alive but can’t move very well. I assume that they are stund by a wasp like creature to be food for the small green larva (in the center of the picture). The mud structure looks like a vase. It’s pretty amazing! The small black piles are probably fras(insect waste) from the caterpillars. When I broke this “vase” open I had no idea that I would find this!

Here what the opening of the mud structure looks like.  The bottom and right side are broken from me removing the structure from the tent.  It reminds me of potter shards that would be found at an archaeological dig. 
Mud

09
Jun
07

Spider with Eggs – June 9 2007

This spider is on the inside of my garage door.  I don’t know what it’s doing to her eggs?

IMG_0166, originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

30
Apr
07

Spider with Egg Sack – April 28, 2007

Spider with Egg Sack #2

Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

This spider is carring what I assume is an egg sack? The egg sack sways back and forth and the spider moves.

24
Apr
07

Eastern Box Turtles Mating – April 21, 2007

Box_turtle_Mating_crop

Originally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.

I hear some comotion as I’m walking on Marsh trail. I find these two eastern box turtles mating. The male has so much more yellow than the female. I don’t think this is always true.