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

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I finally caught a male mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) in the open.

While the small Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema atrorubens) flowers I photographed several weeks ago have gone by, some large specimens are just coming into bloom.

Dogwood trees (Cornus florida) are in full bloom now, but there are surprisingly few of them along the trail.

Maple seedlings are lush and fully leafed.

Early Azalea (Rhododenderon roseum) in beautiful bud...

...and full bloom.

Ah, the greens of spring are amazing.

A Fleabane (Erigeron sp.).

And who can resist another Lady-slipper Orchid (Cypripedium acaule)?

Large Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor) in Raymond Brook Marsh.

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis sp.).

False Solomon's-Seal (Smilacina racemosa) in full bloom at the end of May. Note the terminal inflorecence.

English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata).

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis).

If you've followed my Air Line Trail pages this far, you're very patient - and you're in luck! All you have to do is find the four-leaf clover in the next photo.

Did you find it? It's just to the upper left of center. Here's a closer view.
This is White Clover (Trifolium repens), by the way.

Finally, I couldn't close my May pages without a photo of Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum canadense), also called Wild Lily-of-the-Valley.