DISPATCH FROM PETRIE #141, SEPTEMBER, 2023
We visited Petrie Island late in the afternoon mid-month. The light was wonderful for photos, but the wildlife is much less active at that time of day.
The late summer/fall flowers were in bloom
(Scroll over for ID)
Sneezeweed with bee
Berries were becoming common
Bittersweet, carrion-flower, highbush cranberry
Pigeon horntail (a primitive bee/wasp)
Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies
A co-operative, but distant at times, egret…
A more camouflaged great blue heron
A few mallards found a spot in the sun, while three painted turtles, after the sun moved, were sitting in the shade.
A cottontail rabbit and a grey squirrel were sorting out right-of-ways
Some odd looking growths on a leaf turned out to be a parasite:
Hackberry nipplegall psyllid,