X-Pro II John LaSala

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Hudson John LaSala
johnlasala Everyone loves peach! 3d

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johnlasala Distant balloon, magnified by one side of my grandfather's old binoculars. 4d

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johnlasala Come on in, everyone! The water's nice!" #lifeguardonduty 1w
  •   michaelohmichael Haha. This made me laugh 1w
  •   johnlasala At first I assumed with was some variety of Fishing Spider, though I couldn't identify the species. However, thanks to The Bugman (Daniel Marlos) over at whatsthatbug.com, I learned: "Though it is walking on water, this is not a Fishing Spider, which explains why its markings look different. Other species of spiders are able to walk on water because the spread of their legs helps to distribute the weight of the body. The pronounced spinnerets at the tip of the abdomen are a factor in identifying this as a Grass Spider, possibly Agelenopsis pennsylvanica which is pictured on BugGuide, one of the Funnel Weavers." So here's your hashtags: #agelenopsis #agelenopsispennsylvanica 5d

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johnlasala That weasel again, unaltered photo. #nofilter [We saw this little weasel, a rarity considering their shy and stealthy nature. However, this guy was unusually curious and stuck around for bit, letting me take a few steps toward him, and even moved in for a closer look himself at one point. The light was poor and I was distant, so I had to use a flash (hence spooky eyes). He was also the cutest little critter I've ever seen in the wild. My best guess is a short-tailed weasel (stoat), but he was really tiny, maybe 10" nose to tail. Perhaps a juvenile? #mustelaerminea] 2w

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johnlasala This place is crawling with wild raspberries. We ate a whole lot of them, too. Trail snacks provided in situ. #nofilter 2w

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johnlasala @katelasala spotted this patch of tiny green elfcups, which are really more of a blue-green or teal color. I've never seen teal (let alone blue or even green) fungus before! #chlorociboriaaeruginascens #chlorociboriaaeruginosa #greenwoodcup #greenstainfungus 2w
  •   michaelohmichael Where was my tag 2w
  •   johnlasala By typing the characters e, l, and f, in that order, anywhere in time or space, I assume a sort of cyber @michaelohmichael signal goes out, attracting your attention. Clearly, my assumption is correct. 2w

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Normal John LaSala
johnlasala Fungal bouquets by the footbridge over Merrill Creek. #toyceratops 2w

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Mayfair John LaSala
johnlasala A dip in the creek. #mrbarbo #boo2dog 2w

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johnlasala That bee really having its way with that thistle. #nofilter 2w

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johnlasala This bee was really having its way with this thistle. #nofilter 2w

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johnlasala The rare ghost flower, a parasitic plant that feeds on fungus for a change. #ghostflower #ghostplant #corpseplant #indianpipe #monotropauniflora #toyceratops 2w

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johnlasala #Toyceratops discovered some kind of coral (#clavarioid) fungus. #clubfungi #coralfungi 2w
  •   johnlasala Might be Artomyces pyxidatus (crown-tipped coral fungus), but I can't be sure. 2w

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johnlasala We saw this little weasel, a rarity considering their shy and stealthy nature. However, this guy was unusually curious and stuck around for bit, letting me take a few steps toward him, and even moved in for a closer look himself at one point. The light was poor and I was distant, so I had to use a flash (hence spooky eyes) and enhanced the photos severely to bring him out of the darkness. He was also the cutest little critter I've ever seen in the wild. My best guess is a short-tailed weasel (stoat), but he was really tiny, maybe 10" nose to tail. Perhaps a juvenile? #mustelaerminea 2w

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  •   mrsjojoneel Your dogs are so awesome to follow!!! 2w

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Juno John LaSala
johnlasala One of the many red pine plantation survivors from before the reservoir was filled back in the '80s. 2w

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