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one of the inhabitants confirmed this.
Reddish brown, marked with yellow, and
nearly an inch long, it looked somewhat
like an enlarged version of the familiar
yellow jacket that faithfully attends all
our picnics.
As disconcerting as their presence,
was the fact that these squatters had completely girdled about half the branches
on the lilac bush to procure the bark for
the manufacture of their papery fortress.
Enough was enough. Before the night was
out the colony was no more, and peace
was restored to the patio.
September 12: Two fawns ventured
out into Lebo's field just after suppertime, getting an hour's start on the older
deer. There was no doe with them, and it
wasn't until I took a second glance that I
realized they were deer of the year. Their
spots were so faint I couldn't distinguish
them at 60 yards.
September 18: Coming up from the
river I caught a movement in the weedy
cornfield beside the path. Through the
glasses I discovered a flock of young
pheasants moving through the field
toward me, completely preoccupied
with catching grasshoppers. When circumstances permitted, the hopper was
merely plucked off his weed stalk. As
often as not, though, it would attempt
to escape by leaping into rattling flight.
The nearest pheasant would dash off in
pursuit, only to slam on the brakes and
dart wildly in all directions at once as the
hopper ducked and dodged with audible
snaps of its remarkable legs. Never have
I seen such lively grasshoppers, and it
was a funny spectacle. In spite of their
efforts, however, an incredible number of
the nimble insects must have passed down
the gullets of the hungry brood.
These birds were nearly full grown.
The cocks were rapidly acquiring their
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adult plumage, already exhibiting red
wattles, traces of dark green on their heads
and necks, and broad patches of mahogany and copper on breast and flanks.
September 22: This morning I found
a bristly green caterpillar sporting a fine
red and white line along each side, and
immediately recognized it as the larva of
the Io moth. I wanted a detailed drawing
of it, but I remembered that its spines are
mildly poisonous and was careful not to
touch it while maneuvering it into position
for copying. When the sketch was finally
finished, I closed the sketchbook, and in
doing so accidentally knocked my model
off his leaf, to land, of all places, on the
back of my fingers! My information was
right - they are mildly poisonous. For several minutes my fingers burned and itched
as though brushed by nettles, then the
unpleasant sensation abruptly ceased - a
mild enough reproof for being so clumsy.
September 24: Hellbenders are not
common in our part of the state, although
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