Along the Air Line... 2006 - Spring, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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April 30th. Toothwort (Cardamine diphylla) in bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small White Violet (Viola macloskeyi).

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris).

 

 

 

 

 

May 1st. Spring colors in the trees rival fall.

 

 

 

 

 

May 13th. The morning after a day of heavy rain, nearly flodding the trail in Raymond Brook Marsh.

 

 

Red Chokeberry (Photinia pyrifolia).

 

 

Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).

 

 

Snakes everywhere; their usual dens probably submerged.

 

 

The first orchid of the year. Pink Lady's-slipper (Cypripedium acaule).

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern tent caterpillars about half grown.

 

 

Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) - an invasive plant.

 

 

Nodding Trillium (Trillium cernuum).

 

 

Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia). Female flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Oriole.

 

 

 

 

 

May 19th. Approaching thunderstorm.

 

 

 

 

 

Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum).

 

 

Sessile Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia).

 

 

May 22nd. A mayfly hatch near the trail head on Route 85.

 

 

May 23rd. A flock of cedar waxwings near the lumber yard.