Along the Air Line... 2007 - Spring, Part 8
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 5th. Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium sp., in the Iris family).



Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta).






Thunderstorms passed by to the north, providing some marvelous cumulonimbus cloud formations.






Mourning Cloak butterfly caterpillar (Nymphalis antiopa). Mourning Cloaks overwinter as adults and lay eggs in the spring.



Yarrow (Achillea millifolium).



Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) on Northern Arrowwood (Viburnum recognitum).



Larger Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor).



Slender Blue Flag Iris (Iris prismatica).






Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos).



June 9th. Pasture or Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina).



June 10th. Brown Daddy-long-legs (Phalangium sp.) on Multiflora Rose.



False Solomon's-seal (Smilacina racemosa).



The immature Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) drying its wings on its favorite perch after an early morning swim.



Male Black-winged Damselfly or Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculatum).



Striking mix of metallic purple, blue and green structural colors.



Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).



Ox-eye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum).



June 12th. Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia).