Friday, June 10, 2016

Some Wild Weather and Wildlife


A burst of wind and rain lasted just a few minutes on Wednesday morning, but it made some dramatic changes in scenes at Lake Kittamaqundi....Above: An  osprey seeks shelter as the weather system approaches.


A great blue heron caught in the burst is buffeted by the wind.



I heard that tree crack while I was further down the path.


Following photos: A walk around the lake in the sun on Tuesday, making observations for eBird and Howard County's annual butterfly survey...

More black rat snakes are being seen. Non-poisonous. Harmless, unless you corner one and get stupid.



More silver-spotted skippers emerged this week.



Green heron. Another one was in the nearby trees on the bank. Will they nest at Lake Kittamaqundi or move to Wilde Lake?