Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bedstraw Hawk-Moth (Hyles gallii)

A couple of years ago Rowan found a caterpillar which we later were able to determine was a hawk-moth. After learning a bit about them, she has been interested in finding one ever since. Last Sunday I happened to notice … Continue reading

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Nature Downtown

I spent some time downtown today around Castle Hill and noticed a bunch of fluff on some of the plants there. Presumably some sort of aphid (or relative), but I’m not sure what at this point. This evening I noticed … Continue reading

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Grebes and a Caterpillar

This entry is part 91 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

At least three still-downy Pied-billed Grebes were hanging out on Swan Lake waiting to be fed by parents. Also today, Connor found a green caterpillar crawling on the sidewalk. He brought it home and we were going to try to … Continue reading

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Fishing for Pinks

This entry is part 90 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

Pinks are in at the Sheldon Jackson hatchery, and Connor was pretty enthusiastic about catching them.

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Walk to Indian River

This entry is part 89 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

The kids and I took a walk down to Indian River – got some photos of a freshwater sponge we found, as well as some plants other animals along the way.

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Connor’s Catch

This entry is part 88 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal

Pink Salmon are back in at the Sheldon Jackson Hatchery, and Connor is excited to catch them. Today he brought home two.

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