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Sunday, July 28, 2013

7/27/13 City Forest




Finally stopped raining- it rained continually the whole day yesterday and part of the night. We parked at the end of Kittredge Rd. and walked down to the beaver pond ( Kelley then gets the pond at the end of the hike too) and then took the West Trail to it's end. Back on the rail bed to an unnamed trail that took us back to the West Trail to make our loop. Lots of water for Kelly to get into but we met few people. The deer flies were a lot less numerous and perhaps are about through their season.

Lots of wee creatures about, some of which I managed to get in focus.














This is a tiny hoverfly. The whole blossom it is in the center of was only about an inch across.


Still quite of few of the moths still about



Turned out to be a pleasant 1  3/4 hours even though things were pretty wet and I ended up with pants soaked to above the knees. Kelley was happy to be out after spending most of yesterday in the house.

8 comments:

  1. You got some great insect shots. And those buggers are hard to photograph. Just about the time I get one focused in, he decides to up and fly away.

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    1. I agree! I'm much better at photographing inanimate objects!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jenn

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    3. Thanks, John! We'll be up your way soon! Aug 8th/9th in Portland and then a week in Winter Harbor beginning that Saturday - I'll be looking through your blog posts for hiking ideas. We won't get in everything, but I'm going to try to write up a few of them on my blog here: http://inkonpink.wordpress.com. I'm nowhere near as dedicated as you are in keeping up with posting :)

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    4. Ok- will be looking in to see what you do. Couldn't see a way to follow without receiving a bunch of emails so I bookmarked it. It does get to be a chore keeping up with the posts when you hike as much as we do- a sane person would not do it.

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  2. Thanks Linda- You are right- I take a lot of shots to get a few that are usable. In addition to them moving the wind moves them and then there is Kelley walking in and scaring them off.

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  3. That last bug looks like it could be a great fly fishing fly..I'm going to steal your image and try to tie one..

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    1. Hi penbayman- help yourself- it's a Yellow Collared Scape Moth and there have been a lot of them around this year. Only ever saw one in the past.

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