Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Project Noah and Kyker Bottoms Wildlife Refuge

In searching for citizen science projects we can do on our own, I found Project Noah by National Geographic.  It is perfect for me - a place to put my gazillion nature photos and help in identifying them.  There's an educators section where each student can have his own account, so the kids were really getting into picture taking yesterday.
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We went to Kyker Bottoms with our friends yesterday for a nature walk.
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Dogbane Tiger Moth caterpillar
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Blue-faced Meadowhawk
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Milkweed Aphids
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Lively Clouded Sulphur
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Broad-headed Sharpshooter
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Monarch caterpillar
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Monarch butterfly
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Some type of seed bug (true bug) hemiptera lygaeidae
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Milkweed Leaf Beetle
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Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar
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Queen Anne's Lace
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Carolina Desert-chicory
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Bushy Beard Lichen (the hairy one with flat spots) and another lichen on a honey locust
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Three different kinds of mushrooms on one tree.
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Reishi Mushrooms.  Larkin had a different name for these, but I'll leave that to your imagination.
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Some kind of puffball
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Dogbane Beetle
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Beggar Ticks
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Fun!
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1 comment:

  1. Amazing treasures you all found! There's such beauty to be found in nature and on such a diverse, minute and grand scale. We always enjoy visiting your blog and findng great photography as well as reading what you've been up to.

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