Catherine and I have been in Vancouver for a few days, catching up on some school-related business at SFU, and saying hello to our friends. We made a special trip on Sunday to say hello to Stanley Park with our friend Samantha Vibert, and here is what we saw!
Samantha with a juvenile Araneus diadematus. Shortly after this shot was taken, the spider ballooned right off her finger!
A Golden-crowned Sparrow.
A bright eyed and eager-looking Towhee!
This long-jawed orbweaver was tricky to capture with a non-black background, as I had forgotten to charge my second speedlight’s batteries.
A red velvet mite looking red and velvety, which they like to do.
Ensatina! ensatina! (That is how you spell it right?)
A mystery egg sac. Any ideas what it could be?
Amaurobiids are extremely abundant in the old firs and cedars of Stanley Park (and everywhere on the coast).
This one has a cool-looking carapace.
Catherine doing some knitting on a gorgeous spring day.