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Chris Calohan

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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #140 on: April 13, 2013, 09:32:31 AM »

Blue Morph Release

Odd, to live so long and not know that butterflies never get larger than when they emerge from the cocoon. They are as big or small as they'll ever be. Weird, but true. This was a release at the Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Pavillion, Gainesville, Fl

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« Reply #141 on: April 16, 2013, 01:46:21 AM »

Many species of adult butterflies (there are exceptions) live less than two weeks, so there isn't a lot of growth time in there!

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« Reply #142 on: April 16, 2013, 05:00:11 AM »

Many species of adult butterflies (there are exceptions) live less than two weeks, so there isn't a lot of growth time in there!

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Does this mean that Monarchs take two weeks or less for their great migration?
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« Reply #143 on: April 16, 2013, 08:51:17 AM »

According to the butterfly guy at the pavillion, they never get bigger or smaller than they are when they emerge from their pupa. Some, like the Monarch do live longer as do many moths. Te average life span is in the 20 to 30 day range. This does include early Monarchs though their later in the season brothers who make the long migration live up to eight months. There are many speicies that live no more than 2-3 days. that's about all I know about the fun little guys who are an absolute biotch to capture in flight.

This is the release shot.

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« Reply #144 on: April 19, 2013, 01:06:11 AM »

A male Ring-necked Pheasant visited my yard at sunset a couple of days ago:

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« Reply #145 on: April 20, 2013, 05:42:58 PM »

Fox yipping at the kitchen door for another squirrel
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« Reply #146 on: April 20, 2013, 05:49:51 PM »

White Tail Doe in the duck food.
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« Reply #147 on: April 20, 2013, 05:56:10 PM »

Mallards under the bird feeder after being chased from the duck food by a hungry doe.
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« Reply #148 on: April 20, 2013, 06:06:37 PM »

Pileated Woodpecker.
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« Reply #149 on: April 20, 2013, 06:18:01 PM »

Hen on the front lawn.
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« Reply #150 on: April 20, 2013, 08:20:58 PM »

"Hen" looks like a wild turkey to me.

I like the Pileated a lot.
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« Reply #151 on: April 21, 2013, 12:42:46 AM »

Nesting Osprey Pair

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« Reply #152 on: April 21, 2013, 03:26:33 AM »

Found this barred owl just a few miles north from my home.


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« Reply #153 on: April 21, 2013, 08:40:52 AM »

This kayaker was close enough to the manatee to be in the "harrassment" range and was fortunate not to be seen by a park ranger. Having lost so many this year to a stange and yet undetermined malady, their safety and well being is right at the top of every wildlife officer's list.

But, it makes for a great shot and am happy for her silliness. Note the dog in the life vest in the kayak. Personally, knowing the size of the gators in that area, I'm not so sure I'd be in a kayak that small.




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« Reply #154 on: April 26, 2013, 10:49:38 AM »

Eros and Thanatos


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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #155 on: April 29, 2013, 02:50:36 PM »

Not sure what that Bison was thinking but I sure like the image.
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« Reply #156 on: April 29, 2013, 07:21:07 PM »

Beautiful work.
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« Reply #157 on: April 30, 2013, 12:05:57 PM »

Wild Turkey, Sacramento County California:

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« Reply #158 on: May 01, 2013, 09:53:17 AM »

Catch of the Day

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Re: Wildlife - Open topic
« Reply #159 on: May 17, 2013, 02:26:30 PM »

These guys were zooming around the yard chasing each other yesterday.
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