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A personal project to identify and share some information about 1000 species of plants, birds, mammals and insects, mostly within 5 miles (8km) of base – Baie-D’Urfé and the nearby…

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#161 American Toad

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) 8 August American toads require a semi-permanent freshwater pond or pool with shallow water in which to breed, to gather their water supplies in times of…

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#160 Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar) 7 August A moth in the family Erebidae that is of Eurasian origin. It has a range that extends over Europe, Africa, and North America. It…

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#159 Dappled Dart Moth

Dappled Dart Moth (Anaplectoides pressus) 6 August This species is widely distributed in boreal and montane North America with a similar range as species in many related genera. It occurs…

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#158 Persicaria sp.

Persicaria sp. - Possibly Spotted Ladies Thumb or Swamp Smartweed 5 August The genus includes annual and perennial herbs with taproots or fibrous root systems, or with rhizomes or stolons.…

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#157 Yellow Garden Spider

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) 4 August Yellow garden spiders often build webs in areas adjacent to open sunny fields where they stay concealed and protected from the wind. The…

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#156 Fall Webworm Moth caterpillar

Fall Webworm Moth caterpillar (Hyphantria cunea) 3 August A moth in the family Erebidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs…

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#152 Broad-banded Leafcutter Bee

Broad-banded Leafcutter Bee (Megachile latimanus ) 30 July This species was accidentally introduced into North America during World War II through the movement of nests in crated war material. Once…

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