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Ken Tamminga's Snapshots

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  1. faux leopard...

    Snapshot Title: faux leopard...
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    ...I hope.



  2. park lamp

    Snapshot Title: park lamp
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    Why is this light glowing in broad daylight? Someone should contact the parks department and suggest there are better ways to spend local taxes.



  3. raccoon

    Snapshot Title: raccoon
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    ??



  4. happy kids!

    Snapshot Title: happy kids!
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    hopefully because they've just learned something awesome from the nearby nature in this park.



  5. bench

    Snapshot Title: bench
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    the seat of this bench is made from pressure-treated wood - usually southern yellow pine from Georgia and other southern states. The chemicals used aren't benign, and eventually make their way into so...



  6. turfgrass

    Snapshot Title: turfgrass
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    Usually a blend of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa), fescues and perhaps perennial ryegrass. In my opinion, parks like this have all too much turf and not enough native vegetation that offers habitat and oth...



  7. Silver maple

    Snapshot Title: Silver maple
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    genus: Acer
    specie: saccharinum
    This quick, large-growing maple normally grows in valley bottoms and riparian (streamside) areas. It was often planted as a tough street tree, only to become a problem...



  8. Norway spruce

    Snapshot Title: Norway spruce
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    genus: Picea
    specie: abies
    This northern European conifer has been planted in rural farming areas the eastern U.S./Canada and the northern prairies for over 100 years as an effective windbreak. It i...



  9. White pine

    Snapshot Title: White pine
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    genus: Pinus
    specie: strobus
    The White pine is a lovely native conifer, often emerging above the hardwood (deciduous) canopy to form a supercanopy. Upper exposed branches 'flag' in one direction, hi...



  10. Sugar maple

    Snapshot Title: Sugar maple
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Corbin Park in our neighborhood
    Image Owner: Elizabeth Lallathin



    Description:

    genus: Acer
    specie: saccharum
    A long-lived tree of the Northern Hardwood forest, and the source of delicious maple syrup.



  11. pull tab

    Snapshot Title: pull tab
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Cikaniki Stream, Indonesia
    Image Owner: primaseason



    Description:

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  12. bamboo

    Snapshot Title: bamboo
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Cikaniki Stream, Indonesia
    Image Owner: primaseason



    Description:

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  13. garlic mustard

    Snapshot Title: garlic mustard
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Dairy Bush GigaPan - 122 - December 22 2011
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    ... is an invasive annual that can become the dominant ground flora specie in a couple of years.



  14. stream-side access deck

    Snapshot Title: stream-side access deck
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Bathgate Spring Run
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    .



  15. Dharma wheel

    Snapshot Title: Dharma wheel
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Thangka #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    sacred Buddhist symbol



  16. lotus

    Snapshot Title: lotus
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Thangka #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  17. Dragon

    Snapshot Title: Dragon
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Thangka #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  18. Endless Knot

    Snapshot Title: Endless Knot
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Thangka #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

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  19. Corner detail

    Snapshot Title: Corner detail
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Thangka #2
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Example of detail not easily seen without getting up very close and squinting. Notice score lines.



  20. Cattail

    Snapshot Title: Cattail
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Millbrook Marsh boardwalk
    Image Owner: Aaron Tamminga



    Description:

    The little white dots are cattail seedheads starting to disintegrate into cottony fluff. Millbrook Marsh has two kinds of native cattail: Common (Typha latifolia) and Broad-leaved (T. angustifolia)...



  21. White-tailed deer beds

    Snapshot Title: White-tailed deer beds
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Millbrook Marsh boardwalk
    Image Owner: Aaron Tamminga



    Description:

    We scared up several white-tailed deer as we moved along the boardwalk. Game trails and bedding sites are common in the cattails and wetland grasses, and show up well in the aerials.



  22. helipanographer

    Snapshot Title: helipanographer
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Bathgate Spring Run
    Image Owner: Aaron Tamminga



    Description:

    Helipanning invites curious onlookers. We're always happy to explain, and it gives us a chance to promote wetland conservation and intelligent watershed management.



  23. Redosier and silky dogwoods

    Snapshot Title: Redosier and silky dogwoods
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Bathgate Spring Run
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Several species of dogwood (Cornus spp.) dominate Millbrook Marsh's scrub-shrub wetland.



  24. teasel

    Snapshot Title: teasel
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Bathgate Spring Run
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris / fullonum) is an introduced perennial that's listed as noxious in some states. Still, it's an interesting plant.



  25. watercress

    Snapshot Title: watercress
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: helipan aerial of Bathgate Spring Run
    Image Owner: Ken Tamminga



    Description:

    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is an introduced aquatic perennial.



  26. European shags

    Snapshot Title: European shags
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    like little cormorants, but without sharp head crown



  27. another cormorant

    Snapshot Title: another cormorant
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    .



  28. Cormorant

    Snapshot Title: Cormorant
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    lonely, bedraggled little fellow



  29. gull

    Snapshot Title: gull
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    Fulmar? Greater black-backed?



  30. guano

    Snapshot Title: guano
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    seabird poop



  31. rabbit hole

    Snapshot Title: rabbit hole
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    The Orkneys are overrun with rabbits in some locales.



  32. gull hiding

    Snapshot Title: gull hiding
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: Orkney Islands Coast
    Image Owner: Roger Xandri i Elias



    Description:

    .



  33. flowers

    Snapshot Title: flowers
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111129 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion (ACG), Volcan Cacao, Cima del Volcan
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    pretty in pink!



  34. flower?
  35. orchid? heterotroph?

    Snapshot Title: orchid? heterotroph?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111129 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion (ACG), Volcan Cacao, Cima del Volcan
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    intriguing. . .



  36. aerial roots

    Snapshot Title: aerial roots
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111129 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion (ACG), Volcan Cacao, Cima del Volcan
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    .



  37. skeletonized leaves

    Snapshot Title: skeletonized leaves
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111203 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion (ACG), Volcan Orosi 1,200m
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    elegant!



  38. spider webbing...

    Snapshot Title: spider webbing...
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111201 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion de Guanacaste (ACG), Volcan Cacao, 600m
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    . . . with egg sacs?



  39. pygmy bananas?

    Snapshot Title: pygmy bananas?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111201 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion de Guanacaste (ACG), Volcan Cacao, 600m
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    . . . still no new ants



  40. spikey seed pod?

    Snapshot Title: spikey seed pod?
    Taken by: Ken Tamminga

    Image: 111201 - Costa Rica, Area de Conservacion de Guanacaste (ACG), Volcan Cacao, 600m
    Image Owner: Alex Smith



    Description:

    cool. . . but still no sign of ants.

    KT



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