Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Bona Dea Update
Bona Dea was sunny, hot and humid. Nothing new there these days. Yesterday on Old Shorty Trail, I took this photo of a Silver Maple Tree. What is unique about this type tree is that when the wind blows you can see the silver color on the bottom side of the leaves. Also saw a Brown Creeper bird. They sorta look like a wren but they stay real close to the bark of trees. This one was working real hard at the bottom of a tree trunk. Today, Tuesday, I went on Swinging Bridge Trail and at the spillway fed the fish and Mr. Flathead Catfish came back for a snack. And one Musk Turtle got its share. The Green Herons must have left their nest by the spillway. Some predator may have gotten the eggs or scared them off. Me going there all the time may not have helped. Also saw this Yellow Bellied Water snake at the bottom of the spillway. Did not feel like doing trees today. I am getting tired of that. Dragonflies were flying all over the place. Looked like Blue Darters or Pondhawks. Really have a lot of chigger bites from walking in the dense vegetation at the park.