Nature Scattergood's Journal

May 04, 2021

2 May 2021, Spring is here

Reached Scattergood at 3 pm. About 15 deg, sunny, moderate breeze. Very little birdsong - just robin and winter wren. Two Yellow-rumped Warblers and two Turkey Vultures near cottage. One snapping Turtle and several Painted Turtles hauled out on logs at Clifford Lake. No sign of beavers at the Scattergood outflow. Trilliums just coming into flower, including both red and white. Trailing arbutus in flower near Clifford Lake. A few mosquitoes, but not biting. Many stoneflies in flight over the lake. Both of our plastic chairs have blown off the dock into the water.

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19-21 July

Up on Sunday afternoon. Very hot in Ottawa (32 deg). Overcast and signs of recent heavy rain. Monday am walk to Hidden Valley and take dragonfly pictures at Green Lake

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September 09, 2020

6-8 September

Quite mild but rain and cloud on and off. Fungi are everywhere! We have never seen such a diversity of 'caps', 'boletes', amanitas, brackets, jelly fungi, you name it... Practically everywhere you look there are little fungi poking up there heads from leaves, trunks, fallen logs, even in the middle of roads: amazing. Angela spotted a young Grey Treefrog in the bog behind Williams' - lovely little emerald gem. Most dragonflies have gone but still some meadowhawks and one variable dancer. A few migrant birds, including Grey-cheeked thrush and black throated green warbler

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August 02, 2020

31 July- 2 August

A beautiful Saturday, but rain moved in at 8 on Sunday, so we left. Saturday morning spent at Green Lake photographing dragonflies and damselflies. Also several good pictures at Scattergood Lake. A few fungi appearing, including Russula spp. First N Leopard Frog photographed!

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31 July- 2 August

A beautiful Saturday, but rain moved in at 8 on Sunday, so we left. Saturday morning spent at Green Lake photographing dragonflies and damselflies. Also several good pictures at Scattergood Lake. A few fungi appearing, including Russula spp. First N Leopard Frog photographed!

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July 09, 2020

8-10 July

Very hot throughout, with daytime up to 33 C. and nights not going below about 16 C. Heavy rain just before we arrived on 8th afternoon, so quite humid on 9th morning. Walked to the Aire Pellisier at the head of McGregor Lake, but was told by the attendant that i could not walk out on the dock. Saw a snipe probing mud along the river bank. Many flying ants in the cottage but we cannot find out where they are coming from.

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3-5 July

Temperature up to 30 deg and sticky in the evenings. Bugs moderate in the forest but none on my deck. Worked at McGregor Lookout, across to SW lookout, then around Clifford Lake. Four Rose Pogonia on a floating log - seems to be the northernmost record in this part of the world (on iNaturalist).

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June 22, 2020

Birds 20-21 June

Lots of song around 5 am including House Wren, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Eastern Phoebe, Black-and-white Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo, Alder Flycatcher. Also seen later: Ruffed grouse, Hairy Woodpecker (digging out nest hole), Hermit Thrush, Red-breasted Nuthach, Turkey Vulture, Common Loon, Mallard, Pileated Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Common Grackle

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