While I've been focusing on discoveries on the road to Tahsis, the "Other" file has been filling up. So here, in no particular order, are a selection from that box.
|Greater yellowlegs. Caught at dusk (8:40 PM) on a grey, dingy landing across from Tyee Spit.|
There were a few tiny peeps, probably the Least Sandpiper, foraging among the stones, but it was too dark for the pocket camera to find them. I'll go back another evening, a bit earlier.
|Killdeer, looking worried. As usual.|
|Mossy trees, somewhere in the bush above the Campbell River.|
|Water parsley? On the Gold River to Tahsis highway.|
|Tansy. Tyee Spit.|
|Thistle. Head Bay Road.|
|Lighthouse, Quadra Island|
|Mushroom among dead leaves, bank of Campbell River mouth.|
|Water strider, Campbell River mouth|
|Cyanide millipede, dead and stiff. My son, who tends to do things like this, painstakingly balanced the millipede on a cable spanning the river.|
|"Tornado". Boat dock across from Tyee Spit, where the sun still shines.|
|And back at home, waiting for me by the door, a long-legged, bulky-pedipalped, semi-transparent spider.|
I'll leave the tank critters and other intertidal beasties for tomorrow.