Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

The woods were silent (relatively speaking) this afternoon.  There were no Ovenbirds calling.  Have they all found mates and are quietly going about raising young?  

Slaty Skimmer (male)

Eastern Pondhawk (female)

Peck's Skipper on clover

Hi there!
(a standoff in the middle of the trail)

Pearl Crescent on clover


Peck's Skipper

Damselfly (species unknown)

It is about the size of a dress pin (If you are a seamstress, this will make sense to you!)  You really have to be paying attention to see these, although the color contrast against the grass definitely helps!  I am just starting to see these tiny damselflies regularly, and the beginner's guidebook I have doesn't include all the bluets, so I can't ID this yet.  That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it!


The scene of the crime
Can anyone tell what this was?  Still a few carrion beetles crawling on it, but not many.

Juvenal's Duskywing

Baltimore Oriole

Meanwhile, back at home, this dragonfly wanted her picture taken:

Slaty Skimmer (female)


  1. Nice post! So much nature variety here!

    1. I love this sanctuary, because there is so much variety there. Thanks for visiting, Maria!