Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Oct 9 2019


NATURE MONCTON INFORMATION LINE, October 09, 2019 (Wednesday)

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** Brian Coyle spotted a WASP [guêpe] take a large insect as prey, taking it in midair, and it landed on a glass window where it quickly devoured it. It is that time of year when the Vespidae group of wasps can be very aggressive (meat and sweet eaters), very unlike bumblebees and domestic bees that seek out only pollen and nectar.

** Aldo Dorio photographed an adult, male MERLIN [Faucon √©merillon] at Hay Island on Wednesday. The grey/blue mantle suggests male and adult. The breast striping is always vertically oriented in both adult and juvenile. Aldo also photographed a very freshly emerged JEM-STUDDED PUFFBALL MUSHROOM with a few very small ones breaking through beside it. All the puffballs are edible except the Pigskin Poison Puffball which has a thick brown skin when fresh and when cut open is almost always black. Aldo got a close up of this mushroom to show the detail that we don’t often see this way.


Nelson Poirier,
Nature Moncton

GEM STUDDED PUFFBALL MUSHROOM (CLOSE-UP). OCT 8, 2019. ALDO DORIO

GEM STUDDED PUFFBALL MUSHROOM. OCT 8, 2019. ALDO DORIO

MERLIN. OCT 8, 2019.  ALDO DORIO

MERLIN. OCT 8, 2019.  ALDO DORIO

WASP TAKING INSECT PREY. OCT 8, 2019. BRIAN COYLE