May 23, 2011 — Ghost Hollow Nature Reserve

The Canton Camera Club went out to the Ghost Hollow Nature Reserve just south of Quincy.  Most had never been there before.  We saw a variety of wildflowers and wildlife.  I used nothing but a 150 mm macro lens, partly to force myself to learn to use it more effectively.

From Spring 2011

This Jack-in-the-Pulpit shows what a good lens it is.

From Spring 2011

Buttercup.

From Spring 2011

Stinkbug

From Spring 2011

Wild ginger blossom

From Spring 2011

Sweat bee on Spring Beauties.

From Spring 2011

Umbrella mushroom.

From Spring 2011

Pair o’ mushrooms

From Spring 2011

Ugly old fly

From Spring 2011

Trillium

From Spring 2011

Interesting bee.  I love the pink pollen packs.

From Spring 2011

Tiger beetle. These iridescent beetles, genus Cicindela, have huge jaws and are agile fliers.  They are  great predators.

From Spring 2011

This is Jaime’s toad.

From Spring 2011

Broadhead skink, Eumeces laticeps.    We almost stepped on this guy.    This is a new species for me.  As with birds, I keep a life list of reptiles. This male is in breeding colors, sporting a red head.  He made my day.   As usual, click on any photo to see it larger, and a few more not posted.  

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