PP Fauna

Beginning December, 2014, this will be my page for “Fauna” from Pony Pasture in Richmond, VA.

The left hand column has the “common name.” Clicking on that link will go to a blog  post with a photograph I’ve taken of that animal. The right hand column has the “Scientific name” or “Binomial name.” Clicking on that link will take you to a reputable source of information about that animal. Not wikipedia, not that there’s anything wrong with wikipedia.

1. Eastern bluebird                        Sialia sialis 

2. Whitetail deer                            Odocoileus virginianus

3. Eastern gray squirrel                Sciurus carolinensis

4. Eastern box turtle                     Terrapene carolina

5. Red-shouldered hawk              Buteo lineatus 

6. Ring-billed gull                          Larus delawarensus

7. Mallard                                        Anas platyrhynchos

8. Canada goose                             Branta canadensis

9. Bufflehead                                   Bucephala albeola 

10. Marbled orbweaver                  Araneus marmoreus

11. Raccoon                                      Procyon lotor 

12. Northern river otter                Lontra canadensis 

13. Hooded merganser                 Lophodytes cucullatus

14. Red-bellied woodpecker        Melanerpes carolinus

15. Common merganser               Mergus merganser 

16. Downy woodpecker                Picoides pubescens

17. Carolina wren                           Thryothorus ludovicianus

18. Barred owl                                 Strix varia

19. Ebony jewelwing                      Calopteryx maculata

20. American robin                        Turdus migratorius

21. Northern cardinal                    Cardinalis cardinalis

22. Bald eagle                                  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

23. American goldfinch                 Spinus tristis

24. Turkey vulture                          Cathartes aura

25. Whitetail skimmer                   Plathemis lydia

26. Spotted sandpiper                    Actitis macularius

27. Double-crested cormorant     Phalacrocorax auritus

28. Eastern pondhawk                   Erythemis simplicicollis

29. Killdeer                                       Charadrius vociferus

30. Green heron                               Butorides virescens

31. Belted kingfisher                        Megaceryle alcyon

32. Longnose gar                              Lepisosteus osseus 

33. American rubyspot                   Hetaerina americana

34. American bullfrog                     Lithobates catesbeianus

35. Ring-necked duck                     Aythya collaris 

36. Red-tailed hawk                        Buteo jamaicensis

37. Zebra swallowtail                      Protographium marcellus

38. Tiger swallowtail                       Papilio glaucus

39. Luna moth                                  Actias luna

40. Blue-fronted dancer                 Argia apicalis

41. Praying mantis                           Mantis religiosa

42. Mute swan                                  Cygnus olor

43. Common housefly                     Musca domestica

44. Carolina Chickadee                   Poecile carolinensis

45. Great blue heron                        Ardea herodias

46. Pied-billed grebe                       Podilymbus podiceps

47. Hermit thrush                            Catharus guttatus

48. Ruby-crowned Kinglet             Regulus calendula

49. Northern Water Snake             Nerodia sipedon

50. Mourning dove                          Zenaida macroura

51. Eastern ratsnake                        Pantherophis alleghaniensis



About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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