Nature’s summer scenery

Posted Aug. 02, 2011, at 9:44 a.m.
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.”