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What

Downy Yellow Violet Viola pubescens

Observer

erica289

Date

April 12, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Basilica Orbweaver Mecynogea lemniscata

Observer

twage

Date

March 14, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

Description

Cocoon suspended between two branches with strong silk-like material.

Photos / Sounds

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What

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

cotinis

Date

July 22, 2007 11:14 AM EDT

Description

Goldfinches were feeding avidly on algae (?) on exposed rocks on the river bed. (2007 was a year of extreme drought in this area, and the river level was very low.) This was the best photo I got of one with it in beak. As far as I could tell, the birds were after the algae itself, and not any associated animals. As I recall, they were wolfing down whole strands of the green stuff.