Along the Air Line... 2008 - Spring, Part 9
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 3rd, continued. Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium sp.).









Hop Clover (Trifolium agrarium).



Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex).



A pair of Pumpkinseeds (Lepomis gibbosus).



Males clear an area of the bottom of all debris, mate, then remain to protect the eggs.






A huge Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) retreating from the camera. It had been basking on the old beaver lodge that earlier served as the goose family's resting place.



Wool-sower Gall on White Oak (Quercus alba). The gall is formed by a Cynipid wasp, Callirhytis seminator.



A Bramble (Rubus sp.) There are numerous local species.



Mating dragonflies. (Sorry, no ID.)



June 9th. A male Luna Moth (Actias luna) perched on Garlic Mustard beside the trail.















Multiflora roses (Rosa multiflora) smell sweet along the trail.









A Harvestman or Daddy-long-legs (Order Opiliones).






June 10th. Widow Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa).



A grass in flower. Touch it and the pollen puffs away.






Northern Arrowwood (Viburnum recognitum).






Cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare).






A pale Blue Flag iris (Iris versicolor).






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









A hummingbird nest (spotted by Bob & Julia Carlson).



Hummingbird nests are constructed of lichen and spider silk.



June 12th. Little Wood-satyr (Megisto cymela).