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Sightings From August 2011

August 25, 2011

Red Eft by Bill Moses

Red Eft by Bill Moses

Several red efts were on the North Lookout Trail.

August 24, 2011

A red-tailed hawk perched behind the captive bird mews.  A banded black-capped chickadee was seen at the Visitor Center feeders, the band was red over orange and on the right leg.  Two ring neck snakes were in two separate location at the North Lookout.

 

August 23, 2011

A grey comma butterfly was resting on a plant by the walkway outside the Visitor Center. 

August 21, 2011

Resident Redtail by Bill Moses

Resident Redtail by Bill Moses

A red-tailed hawk was perched on the gate.

August 20, 2011

Chipmunks are quite abundant along trails. 

August 18, 2011

A 6 inch garter snake was sunning in the middle of North Lookout Trail next to Hawk Mountain Road.

 

August 17, 2011

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

A black and white warbler and ring neck snake were seen outside the comon room.

August 13, 2011

Resident Redtail by Bill Moses

Resident Redtail by Bill Moses

A red-tailed hawk was dropped down on a rodent between South Lookout and the gate.

 

August 11, 2011

Redtail by Lyle Russell

Redtail by Lyle Russell

Two kestrels played at North Lookout.   A broad-winged hawk and a red-tailed hawk rode the wind at the North Lookout. 

August 10, 2011

Blue Darter Dragonfly

Blue Darter Dragonfly

A blue darner dragonfly visited the pond in the Native Plant Garden. Visitors reported a red-tailed hawk flying through the forest near Kettle View, just above stone staircase. At North Lookout: Two American kestrels were chasing and playing, broad-winged and red-tailed hawks were riding the wind right above the lookouts along with lots of black vultures and turkey vultures.

August 9, 2011

Slimy Salamander

Slimy Salamander

A slimy salamander was seen along Scenic Lookout Trail near Appalachian Overlook it was missing part of his/her tail.

August 8, 2011

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Ironweed and goldenrods are blooming. Both are important late-season sources of nectar for butterflies, especially monarchs. Please note: Goldenrod does not cause hay fever--ragweed does.  Ragweed has inconspicuous flowers which aren't noticed and goldenrod gets blamed because the flowers are so showy and attractive. Global warming has also increased the potency of ragweed.

August 7, 2011

Sharp-shinned Hawk by Bill Moses

Sharp-shinned Hawk by Bill Moses

A total of four Phasmatodea (walking stick bugs) were seen in mens bathrooms, three were green and one was brown. 

A female sharp-shinned hawk was at North Lookout.

A black and white warbler was preening itself on a dead snag by the feeder pond.

A rose breasted grosbeak was at the feeders.

August 6, 2011

Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

A broad-winged hawk was circling above the canopy and calling near the River of Rocks Overlook.

August 5, 2011

A family of broad-wing hawks was seen from South Lookout.  there were two juveniles and an adult with a seeminly damaged tail. 

August 3, 2011

Resident Redtail by Bill Moses

Resident Redtail by Bill Moses

A red-tailed hawk was perched between the exit road and the meadow lot. 

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