Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Then, I had a look at Fat Birder's list and found my site is #168 out of 1196 bird blogs. That places it in the top 14% of worldwide bird blogs. I am absolutely astounded.
This says a lot about the world's interest in birding in Newfoundland.
Maybe if I put in a little more work, I can move the blog even more up the list.
Alvan Buckley's encouragement has also elevated the province's profile on eBird. That, too, will serve to increase public interest in birding in this province. Birding individuals and tours coming to this province are treated to top notch guides and great birds. We have some of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic birders in the world living right here.
I find it really remarkable how when a community pulls together, great things can happen.
Pictured above: Margie McMillan's Ruby.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I thought the body seemed large for a butterfly, but the unique markings seemed strange for a moth.
This moth is only about one-half inch in size, very small. Yet, it can be very destructive to birch trees. Common in all of North America, they appear in abundance about every 17 years and are not particularly welcome. I added this moth to my butterfly page.
Found on Blackhead Road near the village of Blackhead.