Friday, July 16, 2010
Bona Dea Update
Bona Dea was sunny and hot today, Thursday. But it rained later in the night. The other day I saw a Yellow-crowned Night Heron in a tree on Swinging Bridge Trail. These are 3 photos of it. Today I saw a Common Buckeye butterfly on the same trail. It had its wings spread out and is really pretty don't you think. Also close to the exact same spot I viewed this Red-speckled Bolete mushroom. These 2 photos shows the top and bottom. It is a type of mushroom that has no gills. It has a spongy underneath. Supposed to be sorta rare. Also I fed the fish at the spillway and there was a third flathead catfish joining the group of Blue Gill Brim and Musk Turtles. Also a large Red-eared slider turtle joined in. Not much in the way of birds lately as it has been so hot. No snakes and still no alligator. On my way to my vehicle after the hike, I saw this Great Blue Heron wading bird right in front of my truck. Then it flew and a shot of it flying and then it landed close to a Yellow Crowned Night Heron which did not like that so it flew further down the lake.