Friday, April 30, 2010

Computer Returns

Yesterday, the UPS man delivered the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest education department computer, which had been absent for repairs for two and a half weeks.  With the computer and software back in the office, this blog can get back in business.  We'll begin with by pulling images from the collection that accumulated while our computer was inoperable.

Nature is full of examples demonstrating that nothing goes to waste...even waste.  While in the swamp north of the boardwalk and powerline looking for Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea) for Project PROTHO, we came upon a log covered in FRESH River Otter (Lutra canadensis) scat.  The moist scat reeked of fish and crayfish (think of discarded shrimp parts sitting in the sun for a few days) and was just starting to attract flies.  As we inspected the scat (yes, we do that), a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus) flew in and began sampling the buffet.  How does that saying go?  When life give, lemons, make lemonade.  Yeah, that's it.

Now, back to cataloging the backlog of images!

Images by Mark Musselman

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