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Old 08-10-2010, 11:41 PM   #31
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BEA-U-TIFUL!

You must really love that image because it is also your avatar.

The poster looks really amazing. What a great gift!

Thank you for sharing.

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Okay - here's the poster.

The photography is all my wife, Nicole. She is a true talent and I love her to death for constantly taking pictures whenever I ask her to get her camera. She's very generous with her time even when it concerns things she would rather not be around

The concept came from seeing annual summerfair posters. They constantly change so that no two are alike. So that is what I would like to accomplish with them every year. Maybe one year I will sketch something, another year a photo collage. We'll see.

The name of the Habitat is Lacy Bean Wildlife Habitat. Lacy Bean is the name of my wife's portrait photography business and is based upon my daughter's middle name and my son's nickname.

The list is organized alphabetically (I guess I could list the entire thing if anyone was really curious) by scientific name and then common name. Each year I plan on picking a different italicized serif font for the scientific name and a different sans-serif font for the common name.

My goal in year one was 50 species and it took some work but I accomplished it.

The main image is a female hairy woodpecker. I love this little girl. She is sitting on my young redbud before heading over to the suet feeder.

The four inset images, from top left; a swamp milkweed leaf beetle (which showed up on my milkweed seedlings I had raised and scared me into thinking they were going to eat all of them but never did) - a Peck's skipper, which come around often and alight on many different flowers - a magnificent reddish-brown stag beetle which my wife not only photographed but caught as well! It even rammed her camera lens before it flew off - and a hummingbird moth which was a real treat as it fed from the monarda and phlox.

The four inset images were specifically chosen to be insects and of different color blocks to add more visual interest to the piece.

My wife presented it to me at a surprise 40th BD party this past summer. I can't wait to get to work on the 2010 poster.

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Old 08-11-2010, 03:51 AM   #32
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I agree with everyone else, that poster is a fantastic gift and a wonderful idea!
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Nice job! Is there a way to view it so we can see the species you've listed? I always like to know what people are growing etc. btw, where is amelanchier's list? I can't find the post dapjwy referred to.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:11 AM   #34
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Do you have like a family room where you could put em all in a line? God with something like that I hope you're backing up too!!!
We've talked about where to hang them, but for now it is resting on the floor. And yes, my wife pulled this off of a backup dvd.
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You must really love that image because it is also your avatar.
There's just something about it that to me embodies the peace I can feel when I'm out wandering around it.
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There's just something about it that to me embodies the peace I can feel when I'm out wandering around it.
It is a beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.

I'm glad you find peace in your habitat. I'm sure we all do. We should add that as a reason to plant natives.

My neighbor commented once that she views my paths as a meditation trail.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:52 AM   #37
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I love the look of the poster and agree, I'd love to be able to read the list, too. I really can't get over how beautiful and professional it looks. I'm sure it made a huge impression at the garden tour.

While in NC, I saw a different kind of poster that I may want to emulate as well. It showed an idyllic natural woodland setting with a stream. In different areas throughout, they printed things like what animal was spotted there or used that space, fossil under rock, and many others I can't think of now. I just thought it really lended itself well to the native habitat garden. I'd love to create something similar with "monarch caterpillars raised on this milkweed" and the like.
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The list:

Accipiter cooperii Cooper’s hawk
Agapostemon virescens Virescent green metallic bee
Anasa tristis Squash bug
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated hummingbird
Ardea herodias Great blue heron
Arilus cristatus Wheel bug
Bombus griseocollis Brown-belted bumblebee
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed hawk
Carpodacus mexicanus House finch
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus Pennsylvania leather-wing
Chrysopa oculata Green lacewing
Coliadonus clitellarius Saddled leafhopper
Cupido comyntas Eastern tailed blue
Danaus plexippus Monarch
Entylia carinata Treehopper
Eristalis transversa Transverse flower fly
Eulithis diversilineata Lesser grapevine looper moth
Graphocephala coccinea Red-banded leafhopper
Graphocephala versuta Versute sharpshooter
Halictus ligatus Sweat bee
Hemaris thysbe Hummingbird clearwing moth
Hyphantria cunea Fall webworm moth caterpillar
Labidomera clivicollis Swamp milkweed leaf beetle
Larinioides cornutas Furrow orb-weaver
Lebia viridis Colorful foliage ground beetle
Leiobunum vittatum Harvestman
Leucauge venusta Orchard orb-weaver
Lucanus capreolus Reddish-brown stag beetle
Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk
Metcalfa pruinosa Citrus flatid planthopper
Neoscona crucifera Spotted orb-weaver
Orchelimum silvaticum Long-spurred meadow katydid
Penthimia americana American leafhopper
Phidippus audax Bold jumping spider
Photinus pyralis Common eastern firefly
Picoides villosus Hairy woodpecker
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern towhee
Pisaurina mira Nursery web spider
Polites peckius Peck’s skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged skipper
Rana catesbeiana American bullfrog
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern gray squirrel
Speyeria cybele Great spangled fritillary
Spinus tristis American goldfinch
Stagmomantis carolina Carolina mantis
Strymon melinus Gray hairstreak
Tabanus sulcifrons Horse fly
Toxomerus marginata Hover fly
Turdus migratorius American robin
Xenox tigrinus Tiger bee fly

A few notes: yes, the raptors have been *in* the Habitat. They have either perched on the fence or deck or one of our trees. Some of the mammals have not been photo ID'd; I have not seen the skunk but obviously could smell he had been/was around. The squirrel is unmistakable. Nearly everything else has been photo documented though in order to try and gain proper ID.
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While in NC, I saw a different kind of poster that I may want to emulate as well. It showed an idyllic natural woodland setting with a stream. In different areas throughout, they printed things like what animal was spotted there or used that space, fossil under rock, and many others I can't think of now. I just thought it really lended itself well to the native habitat garden. I'd love to create something similar with "monarch caterpillars raised on this milkweed" and the like. [/FONT][/COLOR]
I like this idea - I like it a lot. I may have to use it.
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That is a different list than I saw before--I saw the list of plants. I'm happy to see this one as well, but can you post the plant list too in this same thread so we don't have to look for it somewhere else? Thanks.

Great list! I hope you get to add to it every year.
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