I HAVE SET THE POST UP FOR THE SLIDE SHOW, SO CLICK TO ENLARGE AND TO ACTIVATE THE SLIDESHOW.
|One Of The Beaver Lodges.|
|The Second Lodge.|
|Beaver Having Lunch- The Worker.|
Thanks to NWO Birds for ID help.
|Male Red-winged Blackbird.|
|Sunning Painted Turtle.|
|Close Up Dragonfly.|
|Chalk Front Corporal|
|Gray Comma or Question Mark?|
|Fireweed (pink) and Dogbane on the Pond Bank|
It was quite a hike wasn't it? It's just unfortunate that some of you couldn't be there. We might have even gone further.
A post to MWT,and WBW.
I include the insects and flora to give you an impression of the nature's bounty in a wilderness forest, and to emphasize the interrelation, because I think that too much of nature is being served up in a theme park format. I was startled to read recently in an email from the Forest Trust of the UK, that only 9 percent of the UK is forest covered, while 44 percent of Europe(no definition of countries included in Europe) is covered. There was no definition of the term forested, but if you make the definition, wilderness forest, the numbers will decline overall. Try that in North America, then separate the results into Canada and the US, and see how the numbers work.It's a scary proposition, because the results will not be good.
|Male And Female Goldfinch.|
|See The Grub He's Holding.|