The kids and I were able to go out to Dog Point to help with some smoked salmon. While there, Rowan found a beetle for me to photograph.
Pictures from a walk with Connor and Rowan a little way up Indian River trail (with some side trips). Connor and Rowan stopped to look in a road-side pool, and while we were there, we found a caddisfly case attached to a stick, and fresh water sponges – something I had not noticed before. Rowan … Read more
On the way down from taking Julien and Laurent up Harbor Mountain road, we stopped to look at some vegetation along the road.
Noticed this ground beetle (Scaphinotus angusticollis) making its way across the moss at the upper end of Beaver Lake while hiking around the loop.
As far as I know, Oysterleaf (Mertensia maritima) only grows in one location along the road system (where I suspect it was probably initially a transplant). I stopped to photograph it blooming and also got pictures of Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) growing along the roadside.