Recent Sightings

Sightings Over The Last 30 Days

September 10, 2014

Saddleback Caterpillar

Saddleback Caterpillar

Educator Adam Carter caught a photo of this saddleback caterpillar outside the Visitor Center.

September 1, 2014

Blooming Garden

Blooming Garden

Many plants are blooming in the native plant garden. These beautiful plants serve many purposes in any yard or woodland. Best of all, they belong here, so if planted in the right conditions, they will thrive as they attract birds, butterflies, and others. Look for these and others at the upcoming native plant sale. Thanks to Bill Moses for the wonderful photo.

August 28, 2014

Cortinarius iodes

Cortinarius iodes

One of the prettiest mushrooms on the Sanctuary can be seen along trail edges now. It's a bit sticky when young. The stem can be lavender with white, but the rusty spores make it stand out. The cap will take on some yellowish or whiteish spots. It grows in association with hardwoods. This 4 inch beauty is one of the natural wonders of the fall season. Photo by Laura Weishaupt

August 25, 2014

Patient Toad

Patient Toad

Friend of the mountain, Bill Moses, had a great encounter with an Amrican Toad on the way back from the lookouts. It sat patiently whole he took a long exposure. Keep an eye out for woodland frogs while walking trails on the Sanctuary. They blend into the leaves and can be hard to see until they jump. And remember, please look and admire from a photographic distance.

August 21, 2014

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp milkweed can still be seen blooming in some of the wet areas of the Sanctuary. It's an important food source for bees and butterflies alike. It's also an easy to grow native plant that would be beautiful in your garden. Photo by Mary Linkevich.

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