Saturday, November 05, 2005

Staten Island with the Brooklyn Bird Club

I joined members of the Brooklyn Bird Club today on a field trip to Staten Island. Shane was the trip leader. I'll post a complete report and species list by tomorrow...I hope.

Great Kills baseball fields early in the morning

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Great Black-backed Gull with Sea Skate

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Red Beard Sponge (Microciona prolifera) at Great Kills

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Blue Heron Pond Park

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Inky Cap mushroom (Coprinus sp.)


(Photo credit - Rob J)

Wooly Bear caterpillar

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Large Milkweed Bug nymph (Oncopeltus fasciatus) on Dogbane (Apocynum sp.)

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Belted Kingfisher

(Photo credit - Rob J)

Asiatic Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculata)

(Photo credit - Rob J)

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