Naturalist Notes

Viola canadensis, a native violet.It was cool, so this Robin (Turdus migratorius) was hunkered down on those blue blue eggs.A Red Velvet Mite of the family Trombidiidae. Predators of the leaf-litter zone, as large as a blood-gorged tick and, being mite-y, rather looking like one.So many vocal White-Throated Sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis) in the Ramble!And a recent sunset.

2 Responses to “Naturalist Notes”


  1. 1 Shannon April 21, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I know I’m weird, but nice mite shot! I don’t know many (save myself) who would stop and take a picture of such a creature.


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