Saturday, September 08, 2012


 Connecticut Warbler -- photo by DAVID SPEISER

 Rebekah Creshkoff writes this morning:

I believe I saw a Connecticut Warbler at the south end of the Loch at 9:30 this morning. I heard it first; it was chipping occasionally, and I assumed it was a waterthrush — until I saw it, that is. Large warbler, bright yellow below, olive above; I didn't register gray on the head. White eye ring. Foraging in streamside vegetation. Could you please tell the world? Thanks!

So...I'm telling the world!

Thursday, September 06, 2012


No, I'm not announcing a change in my marital status.The Once-married Underwing [Catocala unijuga] was one of the more common moths that came to our light in the old days, the ones I wrote about in Central Park in the Dark. The moth pictured below, however,  was photographed last night in Maine by a  Central Park friend, Jean Dane, who spends her summers in Maine.
The Once Married [Catocala Unijuga] ---9/3/12 -- photo by Jean Dane