Category Archives: Joe Palaia Park

The Fanned Illusion

At a passing glance, this formation looked like a rather large moth resting on the side of a tree. Not sure, but I think it’s some kind of shelf fungus.

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Fantail primp

Still damp from its bath, a Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) perched & preened on a stick.

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An early frosting

This odd fungus was rather eye-catching, as it looked as if someone had taken a bag of white icing and piped it in swirls around some low stems.

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Yellow journal, is ’em

More amber autumn notes, this time composed by a Katsura tree.

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A plot of gold

Yellow flecks of a different sort dotted a grassy area today, as tiny Golden-crowned kinglets dabbled among the fallen leaves. They seemed unconcerned with admirers and would approach the path at will.

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Laying by ear

Lying down within a tall patch of weedy greens, this deer was mostly hidden from view — not far off the path, but virtually invisible if not for its aural appendages.

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See sawfly

A small sawfly (perhaps in the Tenthredininae family) marched all over the much larger leaves of a milkweed plant, here exploring the area near the pink-purple midrib of the leaf.

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