And the Winner of a 2016 Spring Arowhon Weekend for Two is…

Posted by Arowhon Friends on April 01, 2016

Congratulations to Brigitte K who correctly identified our nature photographs and won a free spring weekend for two at Arowhon Pines!

Please note that the Arowhon Managers are not scientists but we are nice - so if your answers were close enough, we accepted it and put you in the draw!  For example:  #10 is Three-Leaved Solomon’s Seal, but we also accepted Canadian / Wild / Lily of the Valley.  And #2 Shield Lichen was difficult so we accepted quite a few lichen names that looked pretty close!

GREAT JOB EVERYONE! We especially liked Brian in Ottawa who felt that those people who could not name anything should also be in the draw so that they come up to Arowhon and learn about nature!

Image #1

 #1 Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly

Image #2

 #2 Shield Lichen-Algonquin

Image #3

 #3 Black Ducks-Algonquin

Image #4

 #4 Pine Sawfly Larva-Algonquin

Image #5

 #5 British Soldiers with Trumpet Lichen- Algonquin

Image #6

 #6  Phantom Crane Fly (Bittacomorpha species)   

 Image #7

 #7 White Baneberry in fruit-Algonquin


Image #8

 #8 Silvery Blue Butterfly on a Strawberry Plant   

Image #9

 #9 Female Spruce Grouse having a dust bath 

Image #10

 #10 Three-leaved Solomon's Seal    

Image #11

 #11  Fly Agaric Fungus which is poisonous  

Image #12

 #12 Brown-hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar- Algonquin

Image #13

 #13 Otters swimming by the dining room

 Image #14

 #14 Young Snapping Turtle- Algonquin


I'm not convinced that lichen in #2 is Parmelia (shield lichen). Amidst moss, on ground? Diffuse growth? How did we rule out Peltigera (dog lichen)?

I hear you that it didn't matter for the contest, but inquiring minds would still like to know! I'm not a lichenologist, but I've gone on hikes with them!
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