Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Camp - Week #2

Week #2 of summer camp at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is underway (see Summerville Journal Scene article regarding week #1). Today's tour of the boardwalk revealed a plethora of wildlife!

Exploring the height of the Meeting Tree.

Female (large) and male Golden Silk Orbweaver (Nephila clavipes).

Banded Water Snake (Nerodia fasciata fasciata).

Bronze Frog (Rana clamitans clamitans).

Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia).

Unidentified mating dragonflies.

Greenfly Orchid (Epidendrum conopseum) in bloom.

Female Dark Fishing Spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) with egg sac.

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea).

Barred Owl (Strix varia).

Crayfish (a.k.a. Barred Owl dinner).

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) doe and fawn.

Mating Ebony Jewelwing Damselflies (Calopteryx maculata).

White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawn.

Images by Mark Musselman

P.S. The Bronze Frog was misidentified.

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