Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Sept 10 2019

NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, September 10, 2019 (Tuesday)

To view the photos mentioned in this edition go to http://nminfoline.blogspot.ca .

To respond by e-mail, please address your message to the information line editor,  nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com .

Please advise the editor at nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com  if any errors are noted in wording or photo labelling. Note that corrections, deletions, or delayed additions may not always appear on the Info Line and email transcript but will always appear on the BlogSpot. For this reason, it is recommended that those wishing to look at historical records use the BlogSpot rather than the email transcript. The BlogSpot can always be accessed from the website.


 For more information on Nature Moncton, check the website at
www.naturemoncton.com .

Carmella Melanson, Caroline Arsenault. And Rose-Alma Mallet spotted a GULL-BILLED TERN on Grand Manan Island at Deep Cove on Monday. Carmella got one very distant photo before it flew and they were not able to relocate it. Am not sure how many NB records are of this species but am suspecting very few.
A great find!


** David Lilly shares a few very vibrant photos of SONG SPARROWS [Bruant chanteur]. They may be indeed a common bird until migration time, but David’s vibrant photos show more than our eyes see in real time.

** Brian Stone made another productive visit to his favourite Milkweed patch on the Gorge Rd. and also behind Crandall University. A now large, female BANDED ARGIOPE SPIDER [araignée argiope à bandes] was in the process of securing a grasshopper which Brian got a great video of. Check out the process at the attached link. There was actually a selection of this species of spider present.


Again a lot of CEDAR WAXWINGS [Jaseur d'Amérique] were about as a flock. A male MONARCH BUTTERFLY [Monarque] was at the Milkweed patch, as well as a VICEROY BUTTERFLY [Vice-roi] and a COMMON RINGLET BUTTERFLY [Satyre fauve]. A deceased SHREW [Musaraigne] was found, to give a good view of what this common but seldom seen small rodent looks like. Brian also took a photo of a blooming THISTLE [chardon] which is a very popular nectaring plant.


Brian was a bit surprised on the route home to find a Banded Argiope Spider had hitched a ride which he invited in to his photo studio before releasing it to continue her day. 

Edited by: Nelson Poirier nelsonpoirier435@gmail.com
Transcript by: bjpstone@gmail.com
Info Line # 506-384-6397 (384-NEWS)


BANDED ARGIOPE SPIDER SECURING GRASSHOPPER PREY. SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

BANDED ARGIOPE SPIDER (VENTRAL VIEW). SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

BANDED ARGIOPE SPIDER. SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

CEDAR WAXWING. SEPT. 09, 2019.. BRIAN STONE

COMMON RINGLET BUTTERFLY. SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE
GULL-BILLED TERN. SEPT 9, 2019. CARMELLA MELANSON

MONARCH BUTTERFLY (MALE). SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

MONARCH BUTTERFLY (MALE). SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

SHREW (DECEASED). SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

SONG SPARROW. SEPT 9, 2019.  DAVID LILLY

SONG SPARROW. SEPT 9, 2019.  DAVID LILLY

THISTLE. SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE

VICEROY BUTTERFLY. SEPT. 09, 2019. BRIAN STONE