Monday, August 08, 2016

Wrapping up July

Kitchen sink post.

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.

Two yellowlegs.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Very glad to see some of the shorebirds on your homeground.

    The other photos are very interesting & full of the life on your homeground, too.

    Thank you for sharing.

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