Saturday, June 25, 2005

Toads and Dragonflies on Van Lone Trail

A bright blue dragonfly with black wings perched on a branch which hangs over the stream along the Van Lone Loop Trail near Cayuta Lake. Posted by Hello

This area was covered with dragonflies! Posted by Hello

This, probably an American Toad, was very difficult to see amongst the leaves. Posted by Hello

This closeup shows the structure of the skin on its back. Posted by Hello

Friday, June 24, 2005

A Shady Place Near Sage Hall

A moth rests on a leaf near Sage Hall, Cornell University. Posted by Hello

A squirrel checks to see what I'm up to. Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Some Mammals Next to Sage Hall

This squirrel was digging around the base of this bush. Apparently he found something he liked, because he started eating it after he pulled it up. Posted by Hello

A chipmunk surveys the area for food. Posted by Hello

He seems to have found a berry he likes. Posted by Hello

And he begins eating it. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A Sparrow at the Big Red Barn

This bird, possibly a Field Sparrow, twists his head around to get a better view of something at the entrance of the Big Red Barn, Cornell University. Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Morgan-Smith Trail in Park Park, Cornell Plantations

A Warbling Vireo perched on a branch of Eastern Hemlock on the Morgan-Smith Trail in Park Park, Cornell Plantations. Posted by Hello

A chipmunk in a tree by Houston Pond in the Cornell Arboretum. Posted by Hello

The same chimunk chews a nut at the base of the tree. Posted by Hello

Sneaking around in the grass. Posted by Hello

A male malard by Houston pond. Posted by Hello

The lillies in the Arboretum have just started to bloom! This is the only flower which has fully bloomed thus far. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Return to Minns Garden, Cornell University

I don't know what these plants are, but I like them! Posted by Hello

Hosta (left) next to some Coleus (right). Posted by Hello

A closeup of some very brightly colored leaves. Posted by Hello

I really like the way these leaves are folded. Unfortunately, Cornell did not identify them with a tag, as is normally their policy. Posted by Hello

The popular TCAT Route 81 stops across from Kennedy Hall down the street. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Minns Garden, Cornell University

An Iris in the Minns Garden in front of the Plant Sciences building on Tower Rd. Posted by Hello

A honey bee perched on a leaf in Minns Garden. Posted by Hello

Several species have recently been planted here. Posted by Hello

I think this might be Purple Coneflower. Notice the three stages of flower development. Posted by Hello

Another shot of the Purple Coneflower. Posted by Hello