Saturday, November 29, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
|Eastern Black Swallowtail Cats|
When I went out this afternoon 2 of 3 Monarch had enclosed. I also caught a Black Swallowtail cat walking across the sidewalk to the garden.
|Making an escape- Eastern Black Swallowtail cat|
|Enclosed Monarch butterfly|
|Monarch wings drying|
|Wings still drying on both butterflies|
|Will this Monarch chrysalis make it until spring?|
Sunday, November 9, 2014
In spite of seeing some great birds along 2 of the trails yesterday at Okaloacochee Slough State Forest we never did get to see any Limpkins. Today rain was predicted but we decided to drive back to the forest to drive some of the other trails in hopes of seeing a Limpkin. Unfortunately, luck was not with us so no Limpkins this trip. We did get good looks at some other birds including an unexpected Common Moorhen.
|Black crowned Night Heron|
|Red shouldered Hawk|
Saturday, November 8, 2014
|White Ibis take over the pine tree.|
|Close up tree with Whit Ibis|
Friday, November 7, 2014
After we arrived on Monday we came over to Lover's Key because it is nearby and the day was getting short. Turned out we only had about 15 minutes until the park closed so we decided a return trip was in order. So this morning over we came to the park. We stopped first at the bay side of the park. Here we saw Palm Warblers feeding, Blue Jays and Mourning Doves. Down on the beach feeding on the flats were Snowy Egrets, Yellow-crowned Night Herons, American Oystercatcher, Dowitchers and peeps. For butterflies I saw a Mangrove Skipper which was a life butterfly for me.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
|Little Blue Heron|
|White Peacock Butterfly|