Saturday, June 26, 2010
Bona Dea butterfly, turtle Update
Bona Dea was sunny, hot and humid today. It started to rain lightly in the late afternoon. Day before yesterday it had rained over an inch and then I went to the park. I was walking down the steep dike by the parking area and yep I slipped down on my can and slid some of the way down. I was more worried about my camera around my neck than my can. That is when I saw the turtle in the previous post. Yesterday I stayed around the main parking area on Old Shorty Trail. They had cleared up the down trees and limbs that I had photoed earlier but as I was walking around a big limb fell at the exact same spot as the other limbs. It was scary hearing the sound and seeing the limb falling to the ground. Glad I was not under it. Today at the spillway, I fed the fish and saw a Belted Kingfisher bird flying around Waldon Pond. Also a Great Blue Heron wading bird flew over head as well as some American Crows. The Northern Cardinals were all over singing away. Also the butterflies were out. I finally managed to see a Red-spotted Purple Butterfly land on a low hanging limb and finally decide to stay there awhile. Actually a long while and took 47 photos just to get these 2 better ones. I believe it must have been laying her eggs there as she would just spread her wings from time to time and not move around like it was feeding.