Rosetta Then and Now

It was slow today..ok non-existant, so Walter,Terry,Phil,Ron and I looked around for butterflies again. We did find a nice Sachem Skipper again, a White Admiral and a beautiful Common Buckeye(a first time photo for me personally as below)

Walter's Mom gave him a few old photo's, his father had taken back in the early 1990's,Walter is guessing around 1992. He thought it would be nice if we could post them while things were slow hawk-wise. I suggested we take a current photo to try and show how the park has changed over time. Today Walter took a few of the shots. One photo we couldnt figure out as it was taken from a spot that has since eroded away. Here are 2 photos,showing THEN on top and NOW on bottom as best as we could recreate the shots. Thanks to Walter and his folks for the pictures provided.

Note that there are trees where none were now and the differences in vegetation(changes yearly). Interesting to see how things have changed and just how much remains the same!

The next several days will be painfully slow with the good summer like weather. Raptors and small birds wont be seen. Raptors wont move and smaller birds will just fly right through the night and early morning without stopping off. Keep your eyes on the weather for the next north wind element day. There will probably be a significant movement especially if there are 2 days in a row,the 2nd day will likely be the better of the 2.


Walter Fisher said...

Wonderful shot of the Buckeye.

Angie in T.O. said...

Pretty Butterfly! I have not seen one before. I was all excited on Sunday when Rob discovered a Black Swallowtail in our yard, first time seeing one! Yay for butterfly bushes!

Lee said...

The bird eating trees weren't there before!

BIGFRANK said...

The bird sucking trees are a very recent addition. That type of tree grows very fast. Id say they went in 2005 or 2006.(not grown from seed)