Along the Air Line... 2007 - Fall, Part 2
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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September 29th. A walk on the Grayville section.

 

 

Asters (Symphyotrichum sp.)

 

 

 

 

 

Last blooms of Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa).

 

 

Bumblebee (Bombus sp.) on Heart-leaved Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium).

 

 

Goldenrod (Solidago sp.)

 

 

 

 

 

Hickory Tussock Moth (Lophocampa caryae).

 

 

 

 

 

September 30th. A walk to the marsh in moonlight, waiting for approaching dawn. 6:26 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

Peak at 6:33.

 

 

Fading by 6:38.

 

 

Late afternoon from the same spot.

 

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum).

 

 

Last blossoms on some early summer flowers. Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp.).

 

 

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense).

 

 

October 4th.

 

 

 

 

 

Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) catching a few warm rays.

 

 

Cattails and red maple leaves.

 

 

Cattails reflected.

 

 

Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) flocking in the marsh.

 

 

A little Sumac (Rhus sp.) still with bright foliage.

 

 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhyncos).

 

 

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) and Poison Ivy (Rhus toxicodendron).

 

 

Cultivated New England Asters (Aster novae-angliae) at the Route 85 trailhead.

 

 

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius) hunting for brunch.

 

 

Spotted something.

 

 

Closer...

 

 

Grab!

 

 

A little fish, still wriggling.

 

 

Ack; have to get it facing the right way before swallowing.

 

 

Much better.

 

 

Down the hatch!

 

 

Back to stalking.