It's Not All About the Deer

Discussion in 'Native Habitat Management' started by dogghr, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. dogghr

    dogghr Well-Known Member

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    At least not if you are a true habitat manager. If it is... well then you are missing out on a lot in my opinion. Hope you pay attention.
    Went to farm in rain today, fields need mowed and spot sprayed. Too wet to do anything. Wanted to see if Imox spray had done its work. Good thing I'm not in charge as things just don't progress as fast as I think it should. Aggravated, then when walking thru I happened upon these fellows. They were there in the dozens, hard at work. Life is awfully good even on the rainy days. For your enjoyment....
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    "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued
    is always just beyond your grasp,
    but which,
    if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --- Nathaniel Hawthorne
     
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    Triple C Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhhh....Well said. And, spot on!

    BTW...great photos!
     
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  3. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    You old dawg - some beautiful colors right there. Made my day!
     
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    Beautiful photos dog, always great to see the creatures doing their thing. Was in my garden yesterday after a rain and could hardly hear myself think from the sound of bees digging into corn tassles! Love that sound
     
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    The first line of your paragraph is so true.... Looking good!!!
     
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  6. Merle Hawggard

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    Couldn't agree with you more! [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Absolutely!

    I once did a video entitled " If you want to have big bucks you have to have butterflies" It all starts with the habitat and how beautiful that is.
     
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    The longer I do this sort of work, the more details I see....details I walked past for decades before. Lots of wildlife benefit from our work...not just the deer. Sometimes we simply need to slow down....take our "deer hat" off....and just see and enjoy.

    The habitat path I am on....is about the journey....not the destination. I think we all start out focused on the destination....but as we mature along that path I think....I hope...we are observant enough to enjoy the journey! For me...if it's only about the destination....what happens when I get there?
     
  9. Chainsaw

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    Your posts usually bring back great memories Dogghr and this one was one of them. Myself and this old guy named Roy "hunted" butterflies daily for a solid week one September. September here is the fall migration and the butterflies hang out here for a few days maybe to restore their strength or just to reward themselves for successfully flying across Lake Ontario. At the end of each day's butterfly hunt we'd stop at the old watering hole and talk about all the great hunts of the day. Stories were told of shooting doubles, triples and even one camera shot that captured over forty Monarchs in one pull of the trigger. And then there were the elusive ones that were the most talked about, the ones that we had almost in focus but not quite before they changed blooms on us. To me except for the Cecropia moth encountered earlier that summer they were all either Monarchs or just this color or that color butterfly but when Roy would recount his day's adventure he would include the Latin names in describing each butterfly or moth. Those were the days before memory cards but hundreds of pics were taken daily anyways. Once we'd get our individual lenses focused in on our prey the cameras sounded like Gatling guns knocking out an astounding (astounding for its day)8.1 pictures a second.

    The whole bar had a big laugh over it all each day but we didn't care; except for the one fishing guide who had identified one of my earlier summer shots as a Cecropia moth they knew not what they had all missed. An interesting side fact, the female Cecropia gives off pheromones to attract the male Cecropia. The male smells the pheromone for a distance of up to one mile away and is able to locate the female from it.
     
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    Pretty cool story. Thats a bunch of pics to take in the film days.
     
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    Did someone say cool colors?[​IMG][​IMG]

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    those little fellows also like to get in tree tubes

    bill
     
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    Can't open the windows at night right now cause them D@MN grey tree frogs make so much noise you can't sleep. ;)
     
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