Sunday, 20 May 2018

May 20 2018

 
 
NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, May 20, 2018 (Sunday)
 

 
 
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Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelson@nb.sympatico.ca
Transcript by: David Christie maryspt@mac.com
Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)
 
 
**   Gordon Rattray visited two sites on Saturday, a small park in Weldon and the old rail line in Hillsborough. He noted 4 TURKEY VULTURES [Urubu à tête rouge] floating on thermals, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER [Paruline noir et blanc], a nice male YELLOW WARBLER [Paruline jaune], AMERICAN REDSTART [Paruline flamboyante], WILSON’S WARBLER [Paruline à calotte noire], YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER [Paruline à croupion jaune], SONG SPARROW [Bruant chanteur], RING-NECKED PHEASANT [Faisan de Colchide], and a COMMON RAVEN [Grand Corbeau] being harassed by AMERICAN CROWS [Corneille d'Amérique].
 
 
**   Brian Stone sent several photos from his Ontario visit, including the WHITE TRILLIUM [Trille grandiflore] which is common in Ontario, and YELLOW VIOLET [Violette pubescente] in bloom, which we have in limited numbers in New Brunswick. There are lots of dragonflies out there now, buzzing around like mosquitos, as they will be here in New Brunswick soon. He got SPINY BASKET-TAILS [Épithèque épineuse], DOT-TAILED WHITE-FACE [Leucorrhine mouchetée] and an AMERICAN EMERALD [Cordulie d’Amérique?] dragonfly.
 
He also got EASTERN COMMA [une espèce de Polygone] butterfly, GREEN FROG [Grenouille verte], a dark morph GRAY SQUIRREL [Écureuil gris], which is more common in Ontario, HONEY BEE [Abeille mellifère], MOURNING CLOAK [Morio] butterfly, MUSTARD WHITE [Piéride des crucifères] butterfly, EASTERN TENT CATERPILLAR [Livrée d'Amérique], noting the exit hole in their tent, a BROWN THRASHER [Moqueur roux], and an EASTERN PHOEBE [Moucherolle phébi] that is building its nest under the eave of a house. He also got a GRAY CATBIRD [Moqueur chat], a female RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD [Carouge à épaulettes], SCARLET TANAGER [Piranga écarlate],  and a bluet damselfly [une sorte de demoiselle], He is also starting to find TICKS [tiques] and enjoyed a cooperative WILSON’S SNIPE [Bécassine de Wilson].
 
Brian shares an awesome variety of photos, many of which will hopefully be joining us here in New Brunswick.
 
 
** The grandkids, visiting our Miramichi camp this long weekend, have been very much enjoying the REDBELLY SNAKES [Couleuvre à ventre rouge] under the black matts. The cool evening of Saturday allowed them to become very attached to an AMERICAN TOAD [Crapaud d'Amérique] that seemed to enjoy the warmth of their hands.
 
 
 
Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton
 
 
AMERICAN EMERALD DRAGONFLY ( FEMALE ). MAY 17, 2018. BRIAN STONE

AMERICAN TOAD.MAY 19, 2018. ANDREA VANBUSKIRK

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. MAY 19, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

BLUET DAMSELFLY. MAY 18, 2018._ BRIAN STONE

BROWN THRASHER. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

DOT-TAILED WHITEFACE DRAGONFLY. MAY 18, 2018._ BRIAN STONE

EASTERN COMMA BUTTERFLY. MAY 18, 2018.  BRIAN STONE

EASTERN COMMA BUTTERFLY. MAY 18, 2018.  BRIAN STONE

EASTERN PHOEBE. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

EASTERN TENT CATERPILLARS. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

EASTERN TENT CATERPILLARS. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

GRAY SQUIRREL ( DARK MORPH ). MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

GREEN FROG. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

HONEY BEE. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

KILLDEER. MAY 19, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

MOURNING CLOAK BUTTERFLY. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

MUSTARD WHITE BUTERFLY. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

SCARLET TANAGER. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

SCARLET TANAGER. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE 

SONG SPARROW. MAY 19, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

SPINY BASKETTAIL DRAGONFLY ( FEMALE ). MAY 18, 2018._ BRIAN STONE

TICK. MAY 19, 2018. BRIAN STONE

WHITE TRILLIUM.  MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

WILSON'S SNIPE. MAY 19, 2018. BRIAN STONE

WILSON'S WARBLER. MAY 19, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY

YELLOW VIOLET. MAY 18, 2018. BRIAN STONE

YELLOW WARBLER. MAY 19, 2018. GORDON RATTRAY