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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.

4 comments:

Sumit Sarkar said...

The pictures are very beautiful Sir and the Night Heron looks amazing.

John said...

Thanks Sumit Sarkar. The Night Heron is a beautiful bird.

Ron said...

Excellent pictures with a very pleasent post. Keep posting.

John said...

Thanks Ron. Things are slowing down a bit at the park. It is really hot and humid here.