Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
An interesting pair of moths was observed today at the Nature Center. Adults of the Bruce Spanworm, Operophtera bruceata, were found mating. The female of this species, oddly enough, is wingless. In the photos below, the male is pictured on the left and the female on the right.
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 12:11 PM
Monday, November 12, 2007
A flock of at least 100 Bohemian Waxwings spent the better part of the day hanging around the Nature Center, and feeding on fruits from Winterberry Holly and Crabapple. A Brown Creeper was also seen at NBNC, and Pine Grosbeaks have been sighted in many towns around Montpelier. Also be on the lookout for a Barred Owl that has been seen during the day recently on East Hill Road in Middlesex.
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 12:10 PM
Sunday, November 11, 2007
During a walk around Berlin Pond, Chip sighted Common Loon, Ring-necked Duck, Common and Hooded Merganser, and Common Goldeneye. Farther north, Larry observed a Barred Owl perched on a telephone line outside Shelburne Farms during the early afternoon.
Posted by North Branch Nature Center at 12:09 PM