Monarch Update 2

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
We've verified that 2 monarch larvae have made their temporary quarters in our backyard. They seem to add significant body mass almost every day. This makes sense given the warm days of summer are numbered and their goal is to pack on the milligrams with the hope of metamorphosing many weeks before the first frost. The milkweeds look like Swiss che...
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Pup Update 04

August 31, 2017  •  8 Comments
The local poop factory (gaggle of 9 goslings and 2 parents) has, for the most part, kept the foxes away and so I’ve had no real sense of whether any of the fox pups are still claiming this area as part of their territory. Then I took a series of shots that put that question to rest. The pic below is of a half-size fox. Its fantastic to see a little...
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Monarch Update 1

August 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The plan to aid monarch populations in the area by planting milkweed is working. After weeks of sporadically checking under the leaves, the first monarch caterpillar (see below) has been spotted. The little guy is only about a quarter inch or so but may (one can hope) be 1 of a few in the area. Will they all or any of them make it to chrysalis stag...
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Photo Exhibit – Plainfield Wildlife

August 17, 2017  •  1 Comment
The Plainfield library is truly 1 of the best around. They always have amazing local stuff exhibited and for the next few weeks they’ll be exhibiting MY STUFF! So if you want to get a look at 36 wildlife shots I’ve taken recently in the Plainfield City area IN LARGE FORMAT go on down there. It’s in the lower level in the Anne Louise Davis Room. Tha...
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Raccoons!

August 10, 2017  •  2 Comments
Raccoons are all over Plainfield City. Any night you can go out with a flashlight and catch their crazy-looking eyeshine, an effect caused by the tapetum lucidum, a layer of tissue in the eye located behind the retina which reflects visible light back through the retina increasing the light available to the eye’s photoreceptors. Given their incredi...
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