In Victoria!

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I am back in my real hometown: Victoria, BC, looking after my mom’s dog Maggie while my mom makes a trip to the Rockies. Because I am getting out twice a day with the dog, and sometimes can be persuaded to go out shooting with my brother, there is a good chance I will get some decent photo¬†opportunities. Here is some of what I got yesterday.

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Aedes togoi, an introduced mosquito from Japan, was first discovered in Victoria by my entomology professor Richard Ring. This one was hanging out at Cattle Point adjacent to the rock pools where it breeds.

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Selatosomus edwardsi, a very pretty Click Beetle. I have found them previously in Victoria.

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A moth peeking out to see if it is safe

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Good day for a crow, bad day for a crab

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I don’t always find jumping spiders in the high intertidal zone, but when I do, there are barnacles nearby.

 

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Camas, once a staple food of some Salish people, is still abundant around Victoria, and is quite beautiful this time of year.

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A male Running Crab Spider, Philodromus dispar.

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Out catching snakes with my brother! Photo by Colin McCann.

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A very pretty Pterphorid (Plume Moth).

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This male Anna’s Hummingbird was defending a territory from a blackberry cane.

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He really is lovely! Last year I found a nesting female.

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A big mess of earwig nymphs!

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Another of the hummingbird! I can’t resist!

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A bald eagle launches from Cattle Point.

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