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.