Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tree Frogs July 2017

Tree Frog
Dianne and I were able to find one tree frog.  What a thrill to watch the frog climb around the big leaves.

Love this shot

Looking at how big the jump will be

Perfect leaf

Can you find him?????

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Polyphemus moth

Polyphemus moth
common name: polyphemus moth
scientific name: Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Saturniinae)

The polyphemus moth, Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer), is one of our largest and most beautiful silk moths. It is named after Polyphemus, the giant cyclops from Greek mythology who had a single large, round, eye in the middle of his forehead (Himmelman 2002). The name is because of the large eyespots in the middle of the hind wings. The polyphemus moth also has been known by the genus name Telea but it and the Old World species in the genus Antheraea are not considered to be sufficiently different to warrant different generic names

Eastern Screech Owl in my backyard. 2017

Please click the above link for the whole story and video of  my adventures with the screech owls. 

Fledged owlets

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

House Sparrows use owl box for new home June 2017

Once the Eastern Screech Owl had moved out of the box it took less than a day for the house sparrows to take it over.  Many birds have looked at it but these two work hard and fast to create  a new home

Female was bringing in new nesting

Male was bringing in long leaves from next door

Female telling male to hurray up

More reeds brought in. 

The female is now on eggs and male sits beside his new house keeping others away. 

I have no problem letting house sparrows use the nest box.
In October all the boxes will be emptied  cleaned up and ready for another season. 

Groundhog and babies june 2017

I have seen lots of groundhogs this year but I noticed all of them had a bright reddish chest. 

Sibling kiss

Don't come near me.

a couple more

A lady had put out bananas for the groundhogs.  This shot I wanted to show you the size difference. 

One of my favourite shots. 


Doe and Fawn June 2017

Doe and Fawn take a stroll through the neighbours yards.
So happy to see a fawn with mom.

How cute is this.

Remember if you find a fawn sleeping in the woods let it be.  Mom is nearby. 
If baby is following you, calling during the day or splayed out on the ground call
your local wildlife centre.