Posts tagged “Beaver Lake

eagle

Spotted near bridge in Baldwinsville, NY, on the way back from Beaver Lake. It was really difficult to get a steady photo on the bridge with cars going by.

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more grouse

My favorite grouse.
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grouse

At last I finally meet the famous ruffed grouse of Beaver Lake! He’s not a shy bird; he jumped onto my ski pole.
Here’s some more about ruffed grouses.
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snapping turtle

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Run at Beaver Lake, then a walk down the Bog Trail with the camera. Lots of new ferns coming up.

First, a Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa)..
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In the bog, we saw lots of little fish, one handsome catfish, and a big turtle. The turtle’s shell was at least a foot long, maybe more. They say that snapping turtles live 30-40 years on average and they are New York’s official state reptile. This one is old and has algae growing on its head and tail. (Next time I’ll bring a polarizing filter for the camera!)


Beaver Lake

Happy Birthday Dhiki!

Autumn in Central New York is fantastic! Photos here were taken in Clay and at Beaver Lake.
I don’t know anything about the towed blue truck with the broken tire, except that it passed me and turned right.
The beetle is a boxelder bug or sometimes called a garage beetle, which is amusing since I photographed it on the garage wall.
Soy beans are growing at Clay. They look almost ready.
The stuffed beaver at the lodge at Beaver Lake has a great expression.
Are the mushrooms edible?
We found carnivorous pitcher plants on the Bog Trail. There are little fibers on the inside pointing downward, that keep the flies from crawling out.


Beaver Lake

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Last time I went to Beaver Lake, it was unusually cold. This time it was quite hot.

Chenga and I explored the gardens and did the 3 mile hike around the whole lake. We met lots of mosquitoes and also this fellow.

Here’s a trail map.