Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vacation - Day 1

Our friends Sharon and Rick flew in for a quick, one week visit. Our first day of vacation started after lunch and was spent birding and hiking at Aroostook National Wildlife Refuge and Lake Josephine.

At Aroostook we came across about 1000 European Skippers puddling in the middle of the road.

We munched on raspberries while hiking on the trail around the visitor center.

Rick got a glimpse at a black bear but the rest of us missed it.
We saw quite a few birds, butterflies, and wildflowers.

Silvery Checkerspot

Yellow Warbler

Dark-eyed Junco

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-capped Chickadee

Ox-Eye Daisy

Daisy Fleabane

At Lake Josephine we came across two foxes running through the adjacent wood yard. Looked like good hunting among the logs!

Unknown snake

We ended the day at our favorite restaurant for lobster rolls and other good eats.


  1. Great photos! Great vacation!

  2. I'm thinking that's an Eastern Garter Snake. -Rick