Along the Air Line... 2007 - Summer, Part 2
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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July 1st. An abberant Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). Several plants growing together displayed this unusual configuration of only five ray flowers.

 

 

Female Black-winged Damselfly (Calopteryx maculatum).

 

 

Spiny legs help hold prey caught in mid-air.

 

 

Beardtongue (Penstemon sp. - probably P. hirsuita).

 

 

Large Lace-border "Wave" moth (Scopula limboundata).

 

 

Male Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea).

 

 

July 2nd. White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).

 

 

 

 

 

Three of the four deer have velvet covered antlers.

 

 

 

 

 

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor).

 

 

July 3rd. A Sparrow; probably a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia).

 

 

Nice color on this doe White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).

 

 

July 5th. East Hampton trailhead. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius).

 

 

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia).

 

 

Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus), an escaped ornamental plant comes in several colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) and Yarrow (Achillea millifolium).

 

 

July 7th. Elm Sawfly (Cimbex americana) larva feeding on scrub Willow...

 

 

...and curled, snail-like, to rest. Read more about Elm Sawflies.

 

 

A Black Duck (Anas rubripes) family dabbling in emergent muck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon, before thunderstorms.