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Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 06-19-2016, 11:53 AM
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Posted By bridget1964
Hi Dap! Haven't been on here for quite some time....

Hi Dap! Haven't been on here for quite some time. Hope you are doing well!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 06-19-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,913
Posted By bridget1964
Very nice cecropia moths! I raised some two years...

Very nice cecropia moths! I raised some two years ago, but didn't find any eggs or larvae last summer.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-11-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,929
Posted By bridget1964
Dap, We have tree swallows and bluebirds...

Dap,
We have tree swallows and bluebirds nesting right near the purple martin colony at Forsythe Refuge. The only competition is between the bluebirds and the tree swallows. They leave the martins...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 04-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,929
Posted By bridget1964
Wow, this is quite amazing! I don't have the time...

Wow, this is quite amazing! I don't have the time or patience to do this!
Forum: Education For 03-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,636
Posted By bridget1964
They build their nest in a small, bamboo nests...

They build their nest in a small, bamboo nests that I bought from the pet store. I put grasses and hair from my doggy in the cage and they happily lined the bamboo nest with these materials.

All...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 03-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By bridget1964
Hmmmm, I think I might be able to guess who that...

Hmmmm, I think I might be able to guess who that person is. I am surprised since they are quite knowledgeable. Disappointed, actually.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 03-18-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,481
Posted By bridget1964
Turttle, I have often thought that about the...

Turttle, I have often thought that about the swallowtails that come to visit my yard. Great minds think alike!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 03-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,787
Posted By bridget1964
I call mine a 'Pollinator Garden'!

I call mine a 'Pollinator Garden'!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 03-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,331
Posted By bridget1964
Arey, I planted tropical once many years ago...

Arey,
I planted tropical once many years ago when I first started raising monarchs. My ex (still boyfriend at the time) was against it as he only plants natives. I told him it would not come up the...
Forum: Education For 03-17-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,636
Posted By bridget1964
I have another snow day today, so I can by to...

I have another snow day today, so I can by to catch up. I enjoyed reading your chronicle of raising your budgies! I too love birds and was lucky to have had the chance to 'raise' some over the past...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 03-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By bridget1964
Monarch Teacher Network discourages teachers from...

Monarch Teacher Network discourages teachers from purchasing monarchs. I had a heck of a time finding eggs/cats last summer, but connected with others who did. I even drove to Cape May to pick up...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 03-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,481
Posted By bridget1964
My swallowtails never touched my zizia this...

My swallowtails never touched my zizia this summer! They ate my parsley, dill and favored my fennel. I hope to add more zizia this year and maybe eventually they will eat it so I can remove the...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-16-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,112
Posted By bridget1964
We have a pair that nests in a swamp near our...

We have a pair that nests in a swamp near our school every year. I have been watching this pair for going on 20 years. I really don't know how long they can live in the wild, so I don't know if it is...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-16-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 10,112
Posted By bridget1964
I love your story, Havalotta! Thanks for...

I love your story, Havalotta! Thanks for sharing.:)
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 01-29-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By bridget1964
My students always get a big kick out of this way...

My students always get a big kick out of this way of sexing pupae. I don't even bother trying since my 49 yr old eyes won't allow me to see it very clearly!
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 01-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By bridget1964
Yeah, I wasn't sure about my pics from last...

Yeah, I wasn't sure about my pics from last summer, but then I found out it was okay. I see these tricolored bumblebees in the same place where I bike every summer every August. They really liked the...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 01-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By bridget1964
Tri-colored Bumblebee (bombus ternarius)

Yes, it is like the ladybug project. I posted pictures of a tri-colored bumblebee that I saw last summer in the Poconos. What a happy little bee!
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 01-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By bridget1964
Bumblebee Watch by Xerces Foundation

Bumble Bee Watch (http://www.bumblebeewatch.org/)

What is Bumble Bee Watch?

Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. This citizen science...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 01-22-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By bridget1964
Monarch larvae have 12 eyes, six on each side....

Monarch larvae have 12 eyes, six on each side. They are tiny, pin-hole eyes that are pretty much light detectors. Monarch adults have 2 compound eyes and can see very well.

Loved these quizzes...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By bridget1964
Gorgeous! Where was this taken? How close were...

Gorgeous! Where was this taken? How close were you?
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 22,534
Posted By bridget1964
I got to release a merganser on Thanksgiving...

I got to release a merganser on Thanksgiving morning. She was found exhausted on someone's balcony in Atlantic City. After resting for a day, I realized she could fly (she flew out of my tub and into...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-03-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By bridget1964
I love your story about the little kids. It made...

I love your story about the little kids. It made me smile! :)

Give him the website allaboutbirds.org

My students love it because they can hear the songs of each bird!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By bridget1964
Snowies at the Refuge!

Snowies are still at the Refuge! Here are some pictures from New Years Eve and NY Day. One of the owls seems to really like roosting on the roof of the Visitors' Center!

I had to also post a...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 01-03-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 22,534
Posted By bridget1964
Love the merganser photo with the fish! How cool!

Love the merganser photo with the fish! How cool!
Forum: Photo of the Month 12-15-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,647
Posted By bridget1964
Thanks, Linrose! It is very nice that you do this...

Thanks, Linrose! It is very nice that you do this for WG. I can't wait to see everybody's photos!
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