Saturday, September 12, 2015

Swallowtail butterflies - family of Papilionidae...



Swallowtail butterflies are large, colourful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species.Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the bird wing butterflies of the genus Ornithoptera.
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Die Ritterfalter (Papilionidae) sind eine Familie aus der Ordnung der Schmetterlinge. Zu den Ritterfaltern gehören zahlreiche der farbenprächtigsten und beeindruckendsten Arten der Welt, unter ihnen finden sich auch sehr viele große Schmetterlinge.

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References: wikipedia 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swallowtail_butterfly
Butterflies and Moths of Nordamerika

Wildflowers - Point Pelee National Park


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Point Pelee National Park - impressions...

 Before too many visitors arrived at the gate...
And bird watchers walked along the boardwalk to search for birds...
The park was very quiet this early morning,  very peaceful and to be enjoyed by myself...


Sunday, September 6, 2015

September morning walk in the park....

My vision allows me to make pictures my own...
Enjoy my pictures ...
Landscapes,  a small frog, insects, flowers, fungi and lichens...





























Daedaleopsis confragosa - polypore found in the park ...

With help of  the participants of the Facebook group:
'All Things Polypore'
this fungi was identified as:
Daedaleopsis confragosa, 
commonly known as the thin walled maze polypore or the blushing bracket, 
is a species of polypore fungus in the family Polyporaceae. 
A plant pathogen, it causes a white rot of injured hardwoods, especially willows. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Daedaleopsis confragosa













Staghorn Sumac, Essigbaum - Shining Sumac - Rhus Copallina

From my  last visit to the the Guelph Arboretum 
I found this very interesting species of  flowering Sumac... 

Shining SumacDwarf Sumac,Flameleaf Sumac or Winged Sumac, is a species of flowering plant in the cashew family (Anacardiaceae) that is native to eastern North America
It is a deciduous tree growing to 3.5–5.5 metres (11–18 ft) tall and an equal spread with a rounded crown. 
A 5-year-old sapling will stand about 2.5 meters (8.2 ft). (wikipedia)