Nature in Review - A Walk in Rob Wallace Park

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Nature in Review - A Walk in Rob Wallace Park

Nature in Review - A Walk in Rob Wallace Park
Video Clips Contain:
Beautiful Flowers - 5
Bees or Flies - 5
Butterflies - 8
Dragonflies and Damselflies - 14
Grasshoppers - 1
Insects Misc - 2
Snakes - 2
Spiders - 1
Video 2 min 29 sec long - Audio Music
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walks Between 04-26-2017 and 05-03-2017

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Episode 17 - Nature Discovery Screencast

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Episode 17 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Episode 17 - Nature Discovery Screencast
Another Walk Around the Pond
Video 28 Min 51 sec long  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Taken From Photo Walks - 2017-04 - 22 thru 28

Intro
Welcome to another Nature Discovery Screencast. Look over my shoulder and watch, as I look for the pure beauty found in nature from the raw videos taken on some of my most recent photo walks. The photo walks took place in several locations around Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and that is in the United States
Today we are using Final Cut Pro X on a Mac. We will be screening this raw video Footage as our preliminary video production workflow.  

The videos we produce are used on the website called Nature’s Wild Things dot com where we are building a visual Nature Field guild to life. We also display our videos on Nature’s Wild Things Page on Facebook, Our Channel on YouTube and Posts on Twitter.

Notes: NDS017-
    1.    Canada goose (Branta canadensis) with goslings
    2.    American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
    3.    Common Green Darner (Anax junius) Laying Eggs Mating
    4.    Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
    5.    Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
    6.    Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
    7.    Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) Mating
    8.    Fish in the Grass
    9.    Misc Damselflies
    10.    Misc Damselflies
    11.    Misc Damselflies
    12.    Misc Damselflies
    13.    American Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis)
    14.    Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes Tharos)
    15.    Wasp
    16.    Crain Flies Mating
    17.    Carolina Saddlebags Mating on the top of tree. (Tramea Carolina)
    18.    Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) Females laying eggs in water and males protecting them from above.

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Episode 16 - Nature Discovery Screencast - A Walk Around the Pond, Creek, and Meadow

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Episode 16 - Nature Discovery Screencast - A Walk Around the Pond, Creek, and Meadow

Episode 16 - Nature Discovery Screencast
A Walk Around the Pond, Creek, and Meadow
Video 26 Min 28 sec long  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 2017-04-12 thru 15

Notes:
 1. Freshwater Pond Snail time - Snail on a Stick
 2. On Algae
 3. On tightrope
 4. On pond bottom
 5. On feeding frenzy  
 6. Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly ? - Female emerging from nymph exoskeleton photo 1 ?
 7. Emerging from exoskeleton photo 2
 8. Video Wing Growing
 9. Woolly Alder Aphid (Prociphilus tessellatus) and Babies Wood Ants, Mound Ants, and Field Ants (Genus Formica) - Formica subserice
 10. Wooly Aphids 2 Babies running all around.
 11. Another black ant and the sawdust
 12. Green-striped Grasshopper
 13. Orb Weaver 1
 14. Orb Weaver 2
 15. Silver-Spotted Skipper
 16. Zabulon Skipper Male Skipper
 17. Carolina Satyr - Mating
 18. Damselfly and Tadpole
 19. Question Mark a Brush-footed Butterflies
 20. American Lady Butterfly
 21. Pipevine Swallowtail Swallowtails and Parnassians (Family Papilionidae)
 22. Pipevine Swallowtail

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Episode 15 - Nature Discovery Screencast - A Walk Around the Pond

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Episode 15 - Nature Discovery Screencast - A Walk Around the Pond

Episode 15 - Nature Discovery Screencast
A Walk Around the Pond
Video 24 Min 37 sec long  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 04-12-2017

        1. Common Whitetail Dragonfly - Adult Male
 2. Blue Dasher Dragonfly - Adult Male
 3. Unknown Bee or Fly
 4. Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly - Female —This just in - - “News Flash” - Aliens have invaded earth in their spacecraft and the spacecraft are called Eastern Pondhawk Dragonflies — I have the photo Evidence!  Photo #1 Faceless aliens in low cut dresses are the power for the wings. Photo #2 Piloted by a masked Alien and the Brains of the hole operation are right here.
 5. Pearl Crescent Butterfly Part of the Brush-footed Family of Butterflies
 6. ???
 7. Western Yellowjacket seems to out of the range so I could be wrong with the ID.
 8. Killdeer part of the Plovers and Lapwings Family part of the Shorebirds order.
 9. Damselflies Emerging from the exoskeleton and some other critters in water that will soon emerge. 
 10.  Water Stick-insects they are part of the Water Scorpions Family Part of True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies Order and are insects
 11. Three Damselflies Lying eggs
 12. Damselflies Mating

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Episode 19 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - I Thought I Saw a Zebra!

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Episode 19 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - I Thought I Saw a Zebra!

Episode 19 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast
I Thought I Saw a Zebra!
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
Video 24 Min 21 Sec  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 04-04-2017

Watch, as I create a 30-second nature observation for Nature’s Wild Things. See my workflow process in Final Cut Pro X for transforming raw video footage into something ready for publishing.

These videos are used in the Nature Field Guide - Natures Wild Things dot com,  your Nature Discovery website.

Today’s edit session features a Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

This raw video is from a Photowalk on April 4th, 2017.  It was in one of the parks located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and that is in the United States.  

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Episode 14 - Nature Discovery Screencast - The Struggle

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Episode 14 - Nature Discovery Screencast - The Struggle

Episode 14 - Nature Discovery Screencast
The Struggle
Video 30 min 46 sec  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 04-06-2017

Welcome to another Nature Discovery Screencast. Look over my shoulder and watch, as I look for the pure beauty found in nature from the raw videos taken on one of my photo walks. The date of this Photo Walk was April 6th, 2017 and it took place in several locations around Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and that is in the United States.

Today we are using Final Cut Pro X on a Mac. We will be screening the raw videos as our preliminary video production workflow.  

You can also watch our 30 Seconds of Nature Screencasts where we take selected raw footage and turn it into 30 second or longer videos to be used on Nature’s Wild Things Website where we are building a visual Nature Field guild to life.

Notes:
 1. Jump to Black Carpenter Ant tending Woolly Alder Aphid for their Honeydew Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant sap. Their mouthpart penetrates the wood and the sugary, high-pressure liquid is forced out of the Aphid gut's terminal opening. According to Wikipedia.
 2. White-throated Sparrow
 3. Silver-spotted Skipper
 4. Green Anole 2 clips
 5. Silver-spotted Skipper on Purple Deadnettle in the Mint Family
 6. Ox-eye Daisy
 7. Cedar-Apple Rust
 8. Armyworm Moth Maybe…..Black Carpender Ant
 9. Greater Bee Fly
 10. Eastern Comma

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Episode 18 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Ok Ok…I know When I’m Not Wanted!

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Episode 18 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Ok Ok…I know When I’m Not Wanted!

Episode 18 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast
Ok Ok…I know When I’m Not Wanted!
Starring a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) and Many Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata)
Video 18 Min 26 Sec  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 03-22-2017

Intro
Watch, as I create a 30 second nature observation for Nature’s Wild Things. See my workflow process in Final Cut Pro X for transforming raw video footage into something ready for publishing.

These videos are used in the Nature Field Guide - Natures Wild Things your Nature Discovery website.

Today’s edit session features a Red-shouldered Hawk and many Blue Jays.

This raw video is from a Photowalk on March 22  , 2017 and it was in one of the parks located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and that is in the United States.  

Outro
Nature’s Wild Things can be found on the internet, on YouTube, on Twitter and on Facebook.

30 Second Video - Video Meta Data
Hawks Eagles Vultures and Allies (Order Accipitriformes)
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites (Family Accipitridae)

Perching Birds (Order Passeriformes)
Crows Jays and Magpies (Family Corvidae)  

Ok Ok…I know When I’m Not Wanted!
Starring a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) and Many Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Video 30 Sec  - Audio None
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 03-22-2017

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Episode 13 - Nature Discovery Screencast

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Episode 13 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Episode 13 - Nature Discovery Screencast
Video 27 min 14 sec  - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 03-29-2017

Welcome to another Nature Discovery Screencast. Look over my shoulder and watch, as I look for the pure beauty found in nature from the raw videos taken on one of my photo walks. The date of this Photo Walk was March 29th,  2017 and it took place in several locations around Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and that is in the United States
Today we are using Final Cut Pro X on a Mac. We will be reviewing the raw videos as part of our video production workflow.  You can also watch our 30 Seconds of Nature Screencasts where we take selected raw footage and turn it into 30 second or longer videos to be used in the Nature’s Wild Things Website where we are building a visual Nature Field guild to life.

Notes:
 1. Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth
 2. Carolina Satyr part of the Brush-footed Butterflies Family
 3. Black Carpenter Ant tending Woolly Alder Aphid for their Honeydew Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant sap. Their mouthpart penetrates the wood and the sugary, high-pressure liquid is forced out of the Aphid gut's terminal opening. According to Wikipedia.
 4. American Lady Similar to Pearl Crescent Butterfly from the top of wing view and they are  from the Brush-footed Butterflies Family
 5. Metallic Wood-boring Beetles
 6. Eastern Carpenter Bee
 7. Purple Dead Nettle Flowers
 8. Yellow Buttercup Flower
 9. Small Carpenter Bee - Ceratina bees
 10. Boxelder bug

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Episode 12 - Nature Discovery Screencast

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Episode 12 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Episode 12 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Video 35 min 49` sec  - Audio Music and Narration

Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States

Photo Walk - 03-22-2017

 

Welcome to another Nature Discovery Screencast. Look over my shoulder and watch, as I look for the pure beauty found in nature from the raw videos taken on one of my photo walks. The date of this Photo Walk was March 22nd, 2017 and it took place in one of our parks located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina and that is in the United States

 

Today we are using Final Cut Pro X on a Mac. We will be screening these raw videos, creating favorites, and key-wording the clips to complete our preliminary workflow.  You can also watch our 30 Seconds of Nature Screencasts where we take selected raw footage and turn it into 30 second or longer videos to be used in the Nature’s Wild Things Website where we are building a visual Nature Field guild to life.

 

 

Notes:

    1.    Mourning Dove - Part of the Pigeons and doves Order and Family - Birds (Aves)

    2.    Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth part of the Lappet Moths Family

    3.    Red-shouldered Hawk being Harassed by Bluejays

    4.    Red-bellied woodpecker

    5.    Cedar-Apple Rust

    6.    Various kinds of birds in Pine Tree.

    7.    Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth Home again

    8.    Red-winged blackbird 

    9.    Cedar-Apple Rust

    9.    Plant Pre Bloom Stage

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Episode 10 - Nature Discovery Screencast

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Episode 10 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Welcome to another Nature Discovery Screencast. Look over my shoulder and watch, as I look for the pure beauty found in nature from the raw videos taken on one of my photo walks. The date of this Photo Walk was March 18th,  2017 and it took place in several locations around Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States

OK - lets jump right into it today. We are using Final cut pro X on a Mac and we are looking for the gems from the raw videos. After the videos are produced they are used on Nature’s Wild Thing Website where we are building a visual Nature Field guild to life. To see the production techniques used to produce 30 sec nature videos check out the 30 seconds of nature screencasts also found on Nature’s Wild Things website.

Notes:
    1.    Flies
    2.    Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly
    3.    Orange Sulphur Butterfly
    4.    Mating Water Striders
    5.    Song Sparrow
    6.    Carolina chickadee
    7.    Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly
    8.    Green Anole Lizzard
    9.    Mourning Doves allopreening. In the breeding season, allopreening helps to strengthen the pair bond between the male and female. Used as part of the courtship process.

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Episode 17 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Brown Thrasher Songs

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Episode 17 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Brown Thrasher Songs

Episode 17 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) - Song
Video 27 min 19 sec long - Audio Sound Track and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 03-13-2017

Watch, as I create a 30-second nature observation for Nature’s Wild Things. See my workflow process in Final Cut Pro X for transforming raw video footage into something ready for publishing.

Today's edit session features a Brown Thrasher from the order of the Perching Birds in the Mockingbirds and Thrashers Family

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Episode 15 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast

Episode 15 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast

Episode 15 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Male
Tickseed Beggar-ticks (Bidens aristosa)
Video 8 min 58 sec Long - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 09-22-2016

Episode 9 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Episode 9 - Nature Discovery Screencast

Episode 9 - Nature Discovery Screencast
Photo Walk in the NC Creekside Nature Preserve
Video 31 min - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 02-20-2017

Discovery Notes:
 1. Butterflies
 2. Water Striders Mating
 3. Carolina Chickadee
 4. Stream Bed Backwater
 5. Fish in stream
 6. Small Bee
 7. Spider
 8. Honey Bee Drinking Water

Episode 14 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Question Mark Butterfly

Episode 14 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Question Mark Butterfly

Episode 14 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast
Question Mark Butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis) one of the Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae) 
Observation
Video 7 min 7 sec Long - Audio Music and Narration
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 02-21-2017

Episode 12 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Observations

Episode 12 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencast - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Observations

Episode 12 - 30 Seconds of Nature Screencasts
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States
Photo Walk - 2016-7-11

This raw video is from a Photowalk on July 11, 2016 in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States. The walk was around a big box store parking lot retention pond.
The 30 second Nature videos we create today are of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly nectaring on a Bull Thistle Bulb. Now let's watch the rest of the beautiful butterfly working this beautiful weed? Well, sometimes weeds are beautiful…I know I know, it’s an invasive plant and should be eradicated But this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail that is loving it. The raw video is running at 100% speed and is 1 min and 30 sec long.