Nature’s summer scenery

Posted Aug. 02, 2011, at 9:44 a.m.
Wood thrush
Dave Small
Wood thrush
Bass Harbor Marsh
Dave Small
Bass Harbor Marsh
Bee in a bull thistle
Dave Small
Bee in a bull thistle
Green crab
Dave Small
Green crab
Monarch butterfly
Dave Small
Monarch butterfly
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Dave Small
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Dave Small
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Dave Small
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Spruce grouse
Dave Small
Spruce grouse
Young turkey
Dave Small
Young turkey
What a great summer, so far! ” says Old Town Photographer Dave Small. “I hope you’re all enjoying it.”   The Southwest Harbor Butterfly Garden provided some wonderful opportunities, he said, “to capture a few immature (male) ruby-throated hummingbirds and a monarch butterfly. The bee in a bull thistle and the hermit thrush were taken in the Bangor City Forest and Orono Bog Boardwalk. The thrushes have eluded me, but I keep trying to get a close-up…  The male spruce grouse, with all it’s summer finery, was strutting along the Stud Mill Road near Costigan at the Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. It was a treat for me to see him.”

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