Joined: May 2002
Well, I have had some other sphinx moths today, mostly white lined. The most cool visitor was a downey woodpecker. If you are in an area where they are common, they might not be a big deal. Here they are rare so I get a kick out of seeing them.
The english sparrows have wiped-out the mourning cloak caterpillars. We had several painted lady butterflies this morning. I watched a 12 spot lady beetle emerge. Sorry I forgot pictures (I tried on the woodpecker, but they were cummy).
I went fishing at Santa Catalina Island today (about 10 species of fish cuaght) and saw quite a number of gulls, terns, cormerants, shearwaters, pelicans etc... Also a bald eagle. Sea Lions were all over the place as usual. Just outside Dana Point harbor we saw a blue whale.
Edited by Dr.GH on April 28 2008,21:20
"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."
L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"