Monday, September 21, 2015

Woodside Natural Area - Great Egret - Plus October foliage update




Woodside Natural Area, 
Essex, VT October 10, 2015
Also known as 68 acres.
















Red-bellied Woodpecker


Red-bellied Leafies





Red-bellied Woodpecker. 



White-breasted Nuthatch.
I watched it pull out a moth and quickly eat it.
The Nuthatch also drummed away like
a Woodpecker and came up with a grub.


Guys it's easy, just ask 'Phil to leave
 and you too will turn red.








                  This flower must be really sweet. Five or six bees and a fly harvesting on the flower.












Fly on the left, bee on the right. 








Winooski River








Jurasic Duck?



















 Woodside Natural Area, Essex, VT Sept 21, 2015



































I googled jack-in-the-pulpit and it turns out that those tight clustered red-orange “berries” are what’s left of Jack by this time of year. 
~Maeve Kim

















































































































                                                               WOOD DUCK


The male Wood Duck fully utilizes the painters pallet. 



Next 3 photos taken on 9/27 at Woodside.

Male Wood Duck is a 'Floating Rainbow"































Bernie publishes short stories and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. 

Sept 24, Woodside Natural Area, Essex, VT















































Great Blue Heron in flight. 







Kingfisher













Possibly a Cooper's Hawk





Cooper's Hawk
This image captured in early May 2015 along the bank of the Winooski River behind the airport in South Burlington (near Belter farm).  Bern says, "I was alerted to the bird by the dying screams of the rabbit" (that's the part I (Freda) don't like - those baby rabbits were born in one of our raised garden beds, and I used to hold them when their mother was away!). ~Freda Scarpa
Photo Credit: Bern Scarpa.











Sept 25, Woodside Natural Area, Essex, Vermont














































 Bernie publishes short stories and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. 

Sept 27, Woodside Natural Area, Essex, Vermont