Along the Air Line... 2006 - Fall, Part 1
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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September 23rd: First day of Autumn. Fragrant Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata).

 

 

 

 

 

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata).

 

 

Closed or Purple Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii).

 

 

Nodding Ladies'-Tresses Orchid (Spiranthes cernua).

 

 

 

 

 

A flower fly (Family Syrphidae) on an Aster (Aster sp.).

 

 

Raindrops on a carpet of spider silk.

 

 

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota). These young plants will bloom next summer.

 

 

Ornamental asters (Aster sp.) planted at the Route 85 trailhead.

 

 

September 24th. I walked from River Road to the Lyman Viaduct on the Colchester section of the trail. Locust Borer (Megacyllene robiniae) on Goldenrod.

 

 

False Solomon's-seal (Smilacina racemosa).

 

 

Sand Jointweed (Polygonella articulata). The flowers are tiny. It was growing atop the Lyman Viaduct.

 

 

Turtlehead (Chelone glabra).

 

 

September 27th. Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa).

 

 

Beaver (Castor canadensis).

 

 

October 1st. Sumac (Rhus sp.).

 

 

October 5th. Female Snowy Tree Cricket (Oecanthus sp.).

 

 

Mid-day side trip to the East Hampton trailhead. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).

 

 

Knotweed (Polygonum sp.).

 

 

Broad-leaved Cattail (Typha latifolia).

 

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum).

 

 

October 6th.