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Ivy-leaved Toadflax Cymbalaria muralis

Observer

anita363

Date

June 30, 2019 04:28 PM EDT

Description

True to its name, growing in an old wall in town. Wikipedia says: "The flower stalk is initially positively phototropic and moves towards the light. After fertilization, it becomes negatively phototropic and moves away from the light. This results in seed being pushed into dark crevices of rock walls, where it is more likely to germinate."

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Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Observer

anita363

Date

June 30, 2019 05:07 PM EDT

Description

Obidos, Portugal. Male feeding his mate a couple of tidbits on nest in 2nd shot. (Female was also foraging herself.)

No nesting birds were harassed in the making of this photo. Nest was in rafters in an open shelter. Birds appeared unfazed by people sitting on a bench directly below them; I was several feet away.

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Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus

Observer

anita363

Date

June 30, 2019 05:01 PM EDT

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Princess Tree Paulownia tomentosa

Observer

anita363

Date

August 11, 2013 05:25 PM EDT

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Common Alder Alnus glutinosa

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 04:38 PM EDT

Description

Black Alder, Alnus glutinosa

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Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

Description

Crossing the trail is a WWII trench. I believe these would have been anti-tank barrier trenches. The Finnish advance from the north during the Siege of Leningrad stopped just a few kilometers short of this area, which is in the northeastern suburbs. (The Finns cooperated with the Nazi offensive to the extent of retaking the territory they had lost in the 1939 Winter War, but did not prosecute the battle further.) It was chilling seeing this reminder of the deadliest battle in human history -- Soviet casualties were 3.4 million, bigger than combined American and British casualties during the entire war, and more civilians died than in the bombings of Hamburg, Dresden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki combined. It's now the Sestroretsk Swamp Nature Reserve, and young stands of Baltic Pine are growing up in the uplands.

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Common Juniper Juniperus communis

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anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

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Birches Genus Betula

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

Description

ID help needed

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Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 09:57 AM EDT

Description

Day-flying; wet coastal woods near St. Petersburg. Think I've got this one; crosschecked en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_moths_of_Russia_(Micropterigoidea-Yponomeutoidea)#Yponomeutidae against insecta.pro/taxonomy/2329; believe I've eliminated all of the others by either range or appearance.

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European Common Frog Rana temporaria

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

Description

wet coastal woods near St. Petersburg

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Wood Cow-Wheat Melampyrum nemorosum

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

Description

Wet coastal woods near St. Petersburg, Russia

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Water Horsetail Equisetum fluviatile

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Description

ID help needed. Coastal freshwater swamp near St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Stag's-horn Clubmoss Lycopodium clavatum

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

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Common Heather Calluna vulgaris

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anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

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Wild Rosemary Andromeda polifolia

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

Description

near St. Petersburg, Russia

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Heath Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza maculata

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

Description

Best wildflower of the trip. Tentative ID; not sure how to tell sp. apart. Coastal coniferous woodland understory near St. Petersburg. Compass length in 2nd photo 7.5 cm.

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Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 01:55 PM EDT

Description

42 mm wingspan. Swampy area near St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Bank Vole Myodes glareolus

Observer

anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 04:08 PM EDT

Description

Tentative ID. Daytime, coastal deciduous woods outside St. Petersburg, Russia

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Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria

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anita363

Date

June 27, 2019 04:52 PM EDT

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Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Observer

anita363

Date

June 26, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

Description

Priceless! This crow somehow got inside the Peacock Clock room (Pavilion Hall) of the State Hermitage Museum. Half the people were saying, "Oh no, the poor birdie," and the other half were saying, "Oh no, the priceless treasures!" (The Peacock Clock itself is enclosed in a glass display case.) Perhaps the bird was attracted by his/her automaton kin :-) -- the clock features a peacock, owl and rooster that go through an elaborate series of lifelike movements when the clock strikes the hour. But they only put it through its paces once a week.

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Common Sunburst Lichen Xanthoria parietina

Observer

anita363

Date

June 23, 2019 05:14 PM EDT

Description

On an island in Helsinki Harbor. Xanthoria aureola? see https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0953756208613957

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Lacewings, Mantidflies, and Allies Suborder Hemerobiiformia

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anita363

Date

June 23, 2019 05:10 PM EDT

Description

on a yarrow flower head

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Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium

Observer

anita363

Date

June 23, 2019 05:10 PM EDT

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Hoary Alyssum Berteroa incana

Observer

anita363

Date

June 23, 2019 05:07 PM EDT

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White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Observer

anita363

Date

June 21, 2019 01:27 PM EDT

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anita363

Date

June 21, 2019 09:35 PM EDT

Description

Adult summer plumage; Tallinn, Estonia

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Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Observer

anita363

Date

June 22, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

Description

She had an adorable fluffy chick in tow, but I didn't manage to get any decent shots. This was at a reflecting pond in an urban park.

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