Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • July 14

Brown Thrasher. I have been hearing and seeing these birds a lot in the park of late. I don't remember noticing them so late into the season last year.

Spicebush Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail. Perhaps the grandest of the butterflies to be found in the park. This is doubly interesting as they only stray as far north as New York but rarely. However, like southern bird species, the southern butterfly species may be extended their ranges northward of late.