Saturday, July 26, 2014

Oatka Creek Park • July 26

Red-bellied Woodpecker. This is a juvenile. Note the barest hint of red on the front of its forehead.

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Monarch

Monarch

Monarch. This butterfly has had a tough time of it. Note how a big bite has been taken out of its forewings, especially the right one. It lived to see another day, however!

Monarch caterpillar

Blue-fronted Dancer. This is a damselfly. Damselflies and dragonflies belong to the order Odonata ("toothed ones").