Along the Air Line... 2007 - Summer, Part 1
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 24th. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius).



Young Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) anxious to be fed.



June 25th. A family of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) passing by.



June 27th. Cultivated Day-lilies (Hemerocallis fulva) at the Route 85 trailhead.






Rough-fruited Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta).



Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria).



Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).






Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) caterpillars have reached the third instar stage. (This is one of several caterpillars hatched from eggs of a female moth found on the trail. See Spring, Part 6.)



Blue Dasher Dragonfly (Pachydiplax longipennis).






Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta).



June 29th. Widow Skimmer Dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa).



Spread-winged Damselfly (Lestes sp.)



Eastern Forktail Damselfly (Ischnura verticalis).



Greater Bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris).






Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) berries are starting to ripen.



Berries of Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) appear ripe but birds ignore them.



Tall Meadow-Rue (Thalictrum polygamum).






Cow-wheat (Melampyrum lineare), a parasitic plant in the Snapdragon family.



Oak (Quercus sp.) seedlings have brightly colored leaves as the begin to expand.



The family of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) was back, this time resting on the active beaver lodge.









Hedge Bindweed (Convolvulus sepium) in the Morning-glory family.



Lobelia (Lobelia sp.).