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dolomedes
04/09/21 6:41:45 PM
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it's spring! go outside! if you can tolerate the pollen, that is~ ~and if not, look at pictures other people take right here in this very topic!

it was a gloomy day but i took my niece to a park/wetlands reserve. still early spring, but it's greening up nicely in the woods!




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dolomedes
04/09/21 6:42:35 PM
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i like when the treetops are reflected on the forest floor :D
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FrankJaegr
04/09/21 7:03:27 PM
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dolomedes
04/10/21 4:14:58 PM
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b u m

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dolomedes
04/10/21 6:20:37 PM
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FrankJaegr
04/10/21 8:05:53 PM
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Saw this cute bunny chillin under a porch I was working - wasn't startled at all by me being there.. Wasnt until I yanked some cable and made a loud sound that it ran off

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dolomedes
04/11/21 4:57:17 AM
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bunny!
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dolomedes
04/11/21 2:55:11 PM
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SPRING FEVER ALERT
WE'VE GOT SOME HORNDOGS

the dark pinhead one is the female, the male's on the left. these are march flies in the genus Bibio. i guess they missed the memo, it's fkn ApRiL
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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 2:56:48 PM
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Yesterday decided to do a flashback to November all afternoon.

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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 2:57:36 PM
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This pic was 5 mins earlier.

Its actually snowing there as well but its too sunny for my camera to show the flakes.

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dolomedes
04/11/21 3:01:32 PM
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ooh what mountains am i looking at?

2 weeks ago the woods still felt like fall. no leaves and a chill in the air. it's been raaaaaining yay spring
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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 3:08:53 PM
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dolomedes posted...
ooh what mountains am i looking at?

2 weeks ago the woods still felt like fall. no leaves and a chill in the air. it's been raaaaaining yay spring

Looking south (the second pic) you can see mcyntire bluff in the distance and Mahoney a bit closer (not sure if it has a name tbh but Mahoney lake is there so thats what everyone calls it).

The other pic is looking west and afaik none of the mountains you can see have a name. Thats the problem living in a valley, only the biggest or most interesting mountains get names anyone actually remembers. Hahaha. Actually looking at the pic you can't really see the mountains anyways.

Last week here was beautiful until yesterday. Today is ok but not very warm.


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SiO4
04/11/21 3:09:26 PM
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Tag
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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 3:10:00 PM
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This is the view looking back up north from the bench at the bird sanctuary a few days back.

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dolomedes
04/11/21 3:11:19 PM
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i've always wanted to check out PNW but it's so so far lol
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dolomedes
04/11/21 3:11:34 PM
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damn i love mountains
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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 4:10:15 PM
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dolomedes posted...
i've always wanted to check out PNW but it's so so far lol

It really is such a beautiful area. I'm very lucky to live here imo. Its got its problems like anywhere but the beauty of it and the fact we've got forests, marshland, lakes, and arid desert climates all in the same area is so cool to me.

Tons of other places I'd love to go, but I'm glad this is my home.

I'm really glad we have another topic like this. I love seeing the different nature shots from posters in different areas.

Beautiful shot of those flowers in the op btw.

Ps that other shot in your op kinda reminds me of this part of the bird sanctuary here. Or it would if I didn't have to crop this pic down so much.



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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 4:15:21 PM
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Also I didnt take this and don't have any good shots of it handy but you can see the native chiefs face pretty well in this shot of mcyntire bluff.



One tribe of natives made peace with the local tribe and sneak attacked them on that mountain hundreds of years ago.

The local tribe fended them off and drove them over the cliff and (according to legend) that is why the chiefs face was recorded in the stone of the mountain.

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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 8:57:30 PM
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I am making it my mission to get as many ce cool nature pics as possible itt. 3 pics incoming.

First one is the world's worst yet most beautifully located skate park.



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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 8:58:21 PM
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10 min ride from my apartment at a fairly private spot.

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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 9:02:35 PM
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Same spot but south view instead of north



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CanuckCowboy
04/11/21 9:04:46 PM
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dolomedes
04/12/21 6:17:04 AM
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heck yeah
dolomedes posted...
damn i love mountains

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Flauros
04/12/21 6:21:30 AM
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dolomedes
04/12/21 6:28:49 AM
#25:


cutting edge animation

some of the lyrics are hard to tell. the worm comes out to see if it's spring?
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dolomedes
04/12/21 1:33:20 PM
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prince william forest park, near quantico, VA




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dolomedes
04/12/21 1:36:45 PM
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the first animal to welcome me to the park was my namesake, a juvenile dolomedes:


later i came across two spiders sharing a large prey item. probably either frontinella or neriene tho i can't tell from the pic - and the web wasn't typical for either of those genera lol


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modena
04/12/21 1:38:14 PM
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Very nice,tag.

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dolomedes
04/12/21 1:43:17 PM
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and finally, the cool find of the day:

a recently-emerged hoverfly, the remains of its pupa on the left.
cool 'unfinished' wings and lumpy abdomen -


i was sure to check in on him on the return trip to see those wings in better shape:


it took a while to narrow down an ID for this, and the best i can do is tribe cerioidini - possibly genus polybiomyia. in which case, this is a male specimen. fresh little guy.
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dolomedes
04/12/21 3:17:36 PM
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ah i think it's a different cerioidini, probably sphiximorpha

cool:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1495723/bgimage

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CanuckCowboy
04/12/21 4:33:34 PM
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dolomedes posted...
prince william forest park, near quantico, VA



These are gorgeous.

How do you get such nice big pics to post on gfaqs? I have to crop the hell out of mine.

Cool spiders too.

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dolomedes
04/12/21 4:45:55 PM
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hm idk i took these off my phone & onto my laptop to crop and resize

mostly so i can post more than one pic per post
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SquirtleSkwad
04/12/21 4:46:21 PM
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I'm in the forest all the gd time.

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dolomedes
04/12/21 4:46:50 PM
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SquirtleSkwad posted...
I'm in the forest all the gd time.
jealous
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SquirtleSkwad
04/12/21 4:48:18 PM
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dolomedes posted...
jealous
It's mostly research, but I dig it.

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dolomedes
04/12/21 4:48:53 PM
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SquirtleSkwad posted...
It's mostly research, but I dig it.
even more jealous

what kinda research?
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SquirtleSkwad
04/12/21 4:54:28 PM
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dolomedes posted...
even more jealous

what kinda research?
Forestry/Wildlife Management. I'm just a junior, but the field aspect is really intensive. We measure trees, plant seedlings, and test soils, mostly. Last week we measured the rate of photosynthesis in living plants with this weird, Ghostbusters looking field tool. I'm really into plants/animals lol. Next semester I'm taking more wildlife focused courses. Thanks for your interest, btw. I feel like most people would find this boring.

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dolomedes
04/12/21 5:09:42 PM
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no way, i love it. i took years of biology electives and summer field courses and volunteer gigs in the field.

testing soil is kinda boring but everything else is great.

eta: yes you are right most people do find this boring XD
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dolomedes
04/12/21 8:03:19 PM
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b u m (p)
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furb
04/12/21 9:02:38 PM
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I went hiking on Saturday.

https://i.imgur.com/ZOOpVBM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iPrNygG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OzRQK1u.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TjmCLWU.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iPrNygG.jpg
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https://i.imgur.com/bAwayTS.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Yb5HSdi.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/lM5INRa.jpg (bonus finger; also saw a snake like 10 seconds after this picture.)
https://i.imgur.com/9rJWS0V.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aAk3DYc.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BLz0iCH.jpg

Bonus
Pregame hike fuel from the night before -- yes I'm in a motel. That is not my house.
https://i.imgur.com/xdN7Ee8.jpg

Edit
Please click on them for full resolution. I did some in panorama mode and I'm not super happy with their result.

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SiO4
04/12/21 10:51:17 PM
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I've been lazy in this topic, but I love every picture posted.
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CanuckCowboy
04/12/21 11:02:35 PM
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Nice looking hiking pics furb. There's spots around here that are fairly similar. I live big trees. Lol.

SiO4 posted...
I've been lazy in this topic, but I love every picture posted.

Yes you have. For shame.

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furb
04/12/21 11:23:47 PM
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@CanuckCowboy

I was here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_State_Park?wprov=sfla1

I have been in the summer before. Not a huge park but I like the trails and the creek.

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SiO4
04/12/21 11:27:59 PM
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CanuckCowboy posted...
Yes you have. For shame.


Gummies will do that.
But I have a few things going on...most of which are good, and frankly, I'm not used to that.
I'll transfer some pics in a bit.
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CanuckCowboy
04/12/21 11:32:50 PM
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SiO4 posted...
Gummies will do that.
But I have a few things going on...most of which are good, and frankly, I'm not used to that.
I'll transfer some pics in a bit.

Good to hear that man. Glad things are going well for ya. And yes they will. Lol.

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CanuckCowboy
04/12/21 11:35:33 PM
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furb posted...
@CanuckCowboy

I was here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_State_Park?wprov=sfla1

I have been in the summer before. Not a huge park but I like the trails and the creek.

Oh nice. There's actually a big mountain hiking trail system in bc that's called cathedral mountain. I've been there but its a long ways from here.

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dolomedes
04/13/21 4:54:45 AM
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i've been to cathedral in WV. right along route 50 :D

i went in the winter, it was snowing and there was a light snow cover on everything. it was magical.
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dolomedes
04/13/21 5:39:50 AM
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i went to cathedral state park in 2008, and i've been lowkey worried about the place ever since. i remember hearing about the threat of hemlock woolly adelgid back then, figured i'd better check the place out before it's gone...
glad to see some hemlocks still standing.

so many dead hemlocks in the southern mountains. :(
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furb
04/13/21 9:42:50 AM
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I was intending to go to Blackwater Falls but it was too packed.

Dolly Sods is the place to go though in that area. I will post some pics from there later. I did a small solo hike there in 2017 and I have been dreaming of going back.

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dolomedes
04/13/21 10:23:54 AM
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i recall the name, but i don't think i ever went. i usually took i68 back when i was in the area often, occasionally taking us50 instead
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