Kip’s Comments 6-6-19

Barred Owl - Image 572003 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Talking To the Animals, Watching the Animals

Tonight I visited the barred owl hangout I found a couple of weeks ago. I spent some time talking to them. It didn’t take long before they were flying overhead and I was enjoying the show. Unfortunately, thousands of gnats and hungry mosquitoes caused my outing to end quickly. I am not sure if the feathers are supposed to look so worn or if they actually are worn and due for replacement.        

Barred Owl:       

Barred Owl - Image 571924 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl – Image 571924 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl - Image 571908 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl – Image 571908 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl - Image 571938 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl – Image 571938 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl - Image 572002 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl – Image 572002 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl - Image 572003 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl – Image 572003 (© Kip Ladage)

 

I saw two painted turtles crossing roads today. Both were moved to locations of safety. 

Painted Turtle Crossing Gravel Road:     

Painted Turtle Crossing Road - Image 571882 (© Kip Ladage)

Painted Turtle Crossing Road – Image 571882 (© Kip Ladage)

 

While out I noticed this red admiral butterfly stopping on one dew-covered grass head after another.   

Red Admiral Butterfly on Dew-covered Grass:     

Red Admiral Butterfly on Dew-covered Grass - Image 571892 (© Kip Ladage)

Red Admiral Butterfly on Dew-covered Grass – Image 571892 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Watch as you drive down the road for the yellow goatsbeard that is now in bloom just about everywhere. 

Yellow Goatsbeard:     

Yellow Goatsbeard - Image 571906 (© Kip Ladage)

Yellow Goatsbeard – Image 571906 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Late last night I shot another picture of the green dragon plant I found. This shows the spadex very clearly.   

Green Dragon Plant with Spadex Extended:

Green Dragon Plant with Spadex Extended- Image 571849 (© Kip Ladage)

Green Dragon Plant with Spadex Extended- Image 571849 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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