Scenic Lawrence Brook - ANIMALS : others

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Painted  turtle (Chrysemys 
picta) Painted  turtle (Chrysemys 
picta) picked up from the canoe snapping  turtle (Chelydra serpentina);  
approx. shell length:  12" snapping  turtle (Chelydra serpentina);  
approx. shell length:  12". It  can easily bite your  finger off.     
Painted Turtle 
(Chrysemys picta)
Painted Turtle 
(Chrysemys picta)
Snapping Turtle 
(Chelydra serpentina)
Snapping Turtle 
(Chelydra serpentina)

Eastern box turtle (Terrapene Eastern box turtle (Terrapene 
Eastern BoxTurtle   (Terrapene carolina) Eastern BoxTurtle   (Terrapene carolina)    

Turtle laying  eggs, observed near Milltown Mill Pond turtle laying eggs a few feet
 from the  Mill pond.    
Prob. painted turtle, yaing eggs    

Nest of bald-faced hornet   
(Vespula maculata) larva of regal moth,  also called  royal walnut moth (6-6 "  
Bald-faced Hornet [nest]
(Vespula maculata)
Hickory  Horned Devil

(Citheronia regalis)

Great  Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) on Swamp milkweek

black-winged damselfly (Calopteryx 
maculata) Green darner  dragonfly  (Anax junius),   male has a white  body; female  has a brown body  
Black-winged Damselfly (Calopteryx maculata) Green Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius) Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer
(Libellula lydia)

American toad (Bufo  americanus) its  
tadpoles live in shallow water. Adult's skin secretes bufotoxin, an 
substance that  irritates human skin. Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). Now invasive in Europe
American Toad
(Bufo americanus)
American Bullfrog
(Rana catesbeiana)

Well camouflaged on a tulip poplar. Dark  varieties are more frequent  in highly  polluted industrial  areas
Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) Peppered Moth (Biston betularia) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio glaucus)
This  harmless butterfly is avoided by  predators  because it  looks like the toxic Monarch (Batesian mimicry)
Viceroy (Limentis archippus)
[Batesian mimickry of the Monarch butterfly]
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)