Along the Air Line... 2008 - Spring, Part 8
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor).

 

 

 

 

 

Female (or immature) Red-winged Blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) often hop about on lily pads, picking off insects.

 

 

 

 

 

May 28th. More Blue Flags.

 

 

May 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2nd. The Pink Lady's-slipper Orchids (Cypripedium acaule) are nearly done blooming.

 

 

 

 

 

A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius) has been hanging around the marsh, catching large fish.

 

 

More Large Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Weevil (Family Curculionidae) on an iris flower.

 

 

Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium sp.) in the Iris family.

 

 

A female Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) laying eggs beside the trail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 3rd. One-flowered Cancer Root (Orobanche uniflora), a parasitic plant.

 

 

 

 

 

The Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) goslings have grown a lot since first seen on May 12th.

 

 

Grape (Vitis sp.) vines are leafing out.

 

 

Hawkweed (Hieracium sp.).

 

 

Lesser Stitchwort (Stellaria graminea), a Chickweed.

 

 

Wild Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis).

 

 

 

 

 

Dragonmfly. Probably a female Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis).

 

 

 

 

 

Female Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) dragonfly.