Sapporo city, Hokkaido region. 1st impression.

I stayed in Sapporo (very north part of Japan) in this summer. I expect some butterflies and birds of no chance to find in my area (west part of Japan).
I had two targets, Peacock butterfly and Eurasian nuthatch.
I don't know where I can find them so I asked some coworkers but they don't know name of butterflies and birds. it's very normal.
so I checked satellite maps to find woods and went Nopporo 1st weekend. I noticed many June butterflies still flied even it was July. I found them trees on valley under bridge, they are obvious but too far to my travel camera. I took some butterflies very small like this(http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/790323). this is "Yama", there're two similar butterflies in my book and the butterfly I could find was always "Sato", no exception. but this one was "Yama", position of three dots are different. it was exciting moment when I zoomed the photo on my camera. :)))
I walked to other place, every place is 1st to me. I found strange colored grasshopper(http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/790336), blackish snail, orange dandelions(http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/791518).. is this Japan?
finally I found Peacock(http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/781085), it was very lucky because I couldn't find Peacock after this week.
I was very tired of walking so I got back. I checked map and found I walked only 1% of the park. too large, it's Hokkaido. :))

Publicado por harumkoh harumkoh, 05 de octubre de 2014

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harumkoh

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Julio 12, 2014 02:04 PM +09

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io geisha.

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Square

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harumkoh

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Julio 12, 2014 12:57 PM JST

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ヤマキマダラヒカゲ.

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harumkoh

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Julio 12, 2014 01:08 PM JST

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Miramella sapporensis.
サッポロフキバッタ.
http://gecko0912.web.fc2.com/HP3/zukan/photo/03/sapporohukibatta.htm

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Square

Qué

Vellosilla Naranja Pilosella aurantiaca

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harumkoh

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Julio 12, 2014 02:20 PM JST

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may be コウリンタンポポ.

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Have to look about the name "Eurasian nuthatch", no idea at moment if this is a squirrel or a jay but will find the right answer!

Publicado por erwin_pteridophilos hace más de 6 años (Marca)
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thank you for comment. Eurasian nuthatch is a good name. but European peacock.. should the name Eurasian peacock. :))
by the way, this page says Japanese peacock(io geisha) is 4mm larger than European peacock(io io). interesting. :)))
http://www.pteron-world.com/topics/classfication/nymphalidae/nymphalinae/nymphalini/nymphalini3.html

Publicado por harumkoh hace más de 6 años (Marca)
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We can assume there may be smaller and bigger individuals as well as populations in Japan and Europe, depending on regional climates and possibly quality of food.
Have found Eurasian nuthatch - the name told nothing to me, Sitta europaea, being called simply "Kleiber" in German.
The bird was called for its habit to build a wall from a gluey mixture around the entrance of it's nests.

Publicado por erwin_pteridophilos hace más de 6 años (Marca)
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our local name is GojuuKara(五十雀), means fifty sparrow. I don't know why fifty.. :))

Publicado por harumkoh hace más de 6 años (Marca)

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