Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Visiting the Bog

The winner of the drawing for a prize from What Is It XXV was Mary from Indiana. She has a neat site with a lot of birds, butterflies and dragonflies to help with identification. Congrats to all the others who got the answer correct.

I took a trip to the Kent Bog yesterday. There have been a Black Bear spotted in the area of the bog and I decided to take a walk. It was confirmed by the Kent Police Department when responding to a call. I did take some photos while at the bog. Here is a Ruby Meadow-hawk that sat along the walkway.
This is a female Common Whitetail on the walkway.
Red Spotted Purple Admiral Butterfly that was in the bog. They are so dark I thought it was black.
Here is a damselfly but I don't know the name.
This was the only truly black animal I saw. Yes, the famous Kent Black Squirrel has invaded the Kent Bog.
There were no Black Bear sightings. I saw and heard the black Crow and that is as close as I came to things which were black.

18 comments:

Gaelyn said...

You should be very happy with what you did see. How fast can you run if you see a bear? All wonderful captures. A black squirrel huh?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think not seeing a bear would be a good thing.I do like the dragonfly pictures.
Blssings,Ruth

George said...

I guess you should be glad you didn't see the black bear, although it would have been a great capture. Betsy and I have only encountered a black bear once on our hikes. I liked the black critters you did see, though.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Maybe it's good that you didn't run into the bear. As George said, we've only encountered one once---and she (a Mama and cub) ran from us (thank goodness)... ha

Betsy

Lawstude said...

Glad you enjoyed your walk. The only time I saw bears are in zoo outside my country because there are no bears here in the Philippines but we do have Bearcat which is a different specie lol.

Darla said...

So you know there have been sightings of a bear and you go for a walk!? I do worry about you!! Great captures of the critters.

Mary said...

I think that I'm glad you didn't find the bear! But you did find a lot of other beautiful critters! I've never seen a red dragonfly...keep hoping to find one. Love the black squirrel as a substitute for the bear :-)

Tricia said...

Well, as big as that tree is there by that squirrel, I thought it was a black bear. hehehe I had to do a double take!

Nice close up shots, Tom!

Happy 'almost' Sky Watch Friday!!!

Michele- Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

I am happy you didn't run into a bear... that would not be a good thing, that's for sure but I am happy you did run into these beautiful little critters!
The dragonflies are always a pleasure to see!

Craver Vii said...

I am blown away by the crisp, sharp focus on that meadow-hawk. I enlarged the photo to my full screen, and it's photos like that one that just make my day! Hats-off to you, Fishing Guy for an astounding capture.

Did you hear about the missionary who got pounced on by a big o'l bear? In desperation, he asked God to make the bear a Christian. Just then he heard these words come from the huge animal over him: "For your provision, which I am about to eat, I thank thee, Lord."

Craig Glenn said...

Nice shots Tom! We have seen two Black Bears near our home in the last year. No photo's though. :(

Craig

Craver Vii said...

A favor. If I should ever make it out your way, and we happen to see a black bear, please wait for me while I snug-up my shoe laces. Yes, I know I can't outrun a bear; I don't need to outrun the bear...

Tipper said...

Looks like such a beautiful place to visit-I'm glad you get to go often. Next time-I hope you see the Bear.

Lanny said...

Bugs are wonderful! And that little black squirrel, the cutest little bug of all.

Texas Travelers said...

Great bug and critter shots.

Brown female damsels are really hard to identify. I usually narrow it down by identifying the males in the vicinity.

I'll try to catch up on all of the great stuff here.

I'm back to posting so,
A Three-Banded Grasshopper is up for viewing.
To see the post, Click here.
Troy and Martha

Rose said...

Great captures, Fishing Guy! I hate to admit this, but i didn't dream there were so many varieties of dragonflies till I started blogging!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That bear was following along behind you. Which is why you didn't see him. You're lucky he didn't eat you! tee hee

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

What marvelous dragonfly photos ;--)
Hugs and blessings,