Category Archives: Divine Park

The Magically Chip

Definitely in the running for most adorable mammal, not to mention sprightliest, these Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus) were full of peppy zip as they roamed around the path by the lake in Divine Park. Like most of the other animals … Continue reading

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Hokey Pokey Turtle

This jaunty little hoofer may be a Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) because of the red mark behind his eye. He was center stage on a flat rock in Spring Lake doing some midday stretching, with very nice form. (That’s … Continue reading

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Crispy caramel wafer wings

The coloring of this male Eastern amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) really does resemble primeval pine resin spread paper-thin. Late morning sunlight made a quick copy of his glassine span, printing part of it the on the dull wood under his … Continue reading

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Psychedelic nocturne

The flowers on this nightshade (perhaps Solanum dulcamara) are an exercise in contrasting colors, with their bright yellow stamens jutting out from deep blue-purple petals. They look like toxic little bananas with the peel pulled back. The clashy attire may … Continue reading

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A flowery floating life

A sunny yellow water-lily (perhaps Nuphar lutea) in Spring Lake, its fat flat leaves fanning out like welcoming landing pads for water-drawn insects.

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Day of the Lepus (almost)

Found this little fellow having a mixed green salad at Divine Park in Spring Lake. Although not the same genus as Lepus, it’s still in the family (Leporidae). I assume it’s an Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus).

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