Sunday, September 25, 2016

MAINE NORTHWOODS MAMMALS

I spent a week with a friend in the northwoods of Maine.  The trip was a photography mission during the moose rut.  We were happy to capture anything that came along.




Folks, this is a bucket list critter for me, a Canadian Lynx.  Rarely seen and photographed.



First bull that we spotted

Second bull that we spotted.  This is huge animal body size with a relatively small rack.






Third bull.  The only one we called in on the trip.  He came in so close the first time that we could smell his breath, inside of thirty feet (no photos).   He then retreated and we called again.  He circled us and came out to the road to pose for us.








We caught this foursome in the road early one morning.  We suspect they were all 2-3 year olds.  They posed and the boys tusseled for about 20 minutes for us.

 Eastern Chipmunk - lots of Red Squirrels too, just no good photos.

North American Beaver

Monday, September 5, 2016

MORE FROM THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN

My butterfly garden continues to produce as we wait for cooler weather and the fall migration.

Large Carpenter Bee

Southern Carpenter Bee

Bumble Bee



Long-tailed Skipper

Southern Skipperling



with Whirlabout

Silver-spotted Skipper

 Cloudless Sulfur female

Cloudless Sulfur male




Palamedes Swallowtail


Black Swallowtail male







Black Swallowtail female

Giant Swallowtail




Ruby-throated Hummingbird male