Along the Air Line... 2007 - Summer, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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July 8th. Canada Lilies (Lilium canadense) are in full bloom.



Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is in bud.



Probably a Black Duck (Anas rubripes).



Bottoms up.



Northern Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera).



Common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum).



Between River Road and the Lyman Viaduct. Blue Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris).



Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele).



The "great spangles" are the silver markings on the underside of the hind wings.



Daddy-long-legs (Family Phalangiidae).



Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops).



July 10th. White-tailed Deer doe and fawn.



Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus).



July 11th. White-tailed Deer doe and fawn were out again.






July 13th. Rabbit's-foot Clover (Trifolium arvense).






Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidomera clivicollis).



Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) is just beginning to bloom.



Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).



Under the dried leaf and flower fragments is an inchworm caterpillar. The Camouflaged Looper (Synchlora aerata) attaches debris to projections from its body, masking its identity from predators.



Marsh Bellflower (Campanula uliginosa).



Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata).