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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

7/31/12 City Forest

A nice day for an easy outing at City Forest. We started from our usual spot at the end of Kittredge Road and walked down to the pond



After a swim we wandered several trails for almost two hours


 The colors on this butterfly look richer when it's wings are partially folded



                                  
This caterpillar was initially hanging from a very slender thread





A pleasant outing except for the deer flies that were quite thick in some places. At times they even bothered Kelley who usually just ignores them.

6 comments:

  1. Hi John...Those deer flies even bug me while mowing the lawn, plus regular house flies are out for blood..they really bug me!!
    Most important thing, Kelley get's a swim
    in : }!!
    Lovely photo's...Striking ones of the butterfly,and that last flower is very pretty ..wonder what that is hmmm???
    Hope the rest of your day goes well!!
    Grace

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  2. Thanks Grace- Yes, Kelley got a swim- actually two at each end of the hike for a total of 4. The flower looks like some kind of fruit or berry to me but I don't know which.

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  3. Great photos - love the butterflies!

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  4. So that's what a deer fly looks like. I work in a primary doctors office and people have come in with nasty 'deer fly' bites. ick!

    That little fuzzy guy is cute. Hard to believe it's a caterpillar.

    Can't wait to get to Maine in September!

    Julie

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  5. Thanks for commenting Julie- I'm afraid my narrative is misleading- that is a long horned beetle. I'll try to get you a deer fly.

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