Along the Air Line... 2002 - April, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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The Yellow Pond-lilies (Nuphar advena) are up. By July all of Raymond Brook Marsh will be carpeted with the blossoms of Water-lilies (Nymphaea odorata).

Male Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) display and call from every conceivable perch.

Bluets or Quaker-ladies (Houstonia purpurea).

Highbush Blueberries (Vaccinia sp.)

False Hellebore (Veratrum viride).

Blackberries (Rubus sp.).

The dam on Raymond Brook at Grayville Road.

Ledges at Grayville Falls.

A Dusky Wing skipper (Erynnis sp.). The skippers, superfamily Hesperoidea, are a distinct group allied to the butterflies and moths. The antennae are clubbed like butterflies but hooked at the tips and wideset at the base.