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Monthly Journal – September, 2016

We photographed several butterflies this past month and had fun trying to identify them all.  It’s difficult for us to tell the difference between the Cloudless and the Clouded Sulphur butterflies, so we just labeled them Sulphur.  The same is true with the Skipper; there are many of them and while we think this is a Southern Skipper, we’re just not entirely sure.  We were also very excited to see the first Monarch of the season!  Hopefully there will be more.

Look Who Came By For Lunch

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias     Atlanta, GA – Peachtree Park – December 1, 2015

It’s always a surprise and a great treat when he comes to our little pond.    Sibley says Great Blue Herons stand mostly still while they are foraging.  This adult bird was exhibiting that behavior.  Time to buy some more fish.

When he leaves, it’s fascinating to watch.  It’s a really skilled thing to navigate through all of the tree limbs in such a compact space.

Great Blue Heron