July 21st. A lovely summer afternoon on the trail.
The resident Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) caught a large
Down the hatch!
And a bath before perching to digest its meal.
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) on Buttonbush (Cephalanthus
A Bullrush (Scirpus sp.). Despite the name, bullrushes are
members of the Sedge family.
Green Frog (Rana clamitans).
A small Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina).
A Monarch (Danaus plexippus).
July 25th. Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius) in the morning
Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot (Daucus carota).
Bumble Bee (Bombus sp.) on Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea
July 27th. Another lovely summer afternoon on the trail.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius).
Flocks of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) gathered to
...and startled into flight by a passing cyclist.
July 28th. A Bumble Bee (Bombus sp.) on Meadowsweet (Spirea
Sweet Pepperbush or Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia).
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis).
A Flatid Planthopper (probably Anormenis chloris).
Dayflower (Commelina communis).
July 29th. Foggy. Dew collected on spiderwebs.
Webs on New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis).
A Primrose Moth (Schinia florida) on Evening Primrose (Oenothera
biennis), its host plant. An uncommon moth, it's typically seen
just like this - head burrowed deep in a primrose flower and appearing
almost as an extension of it.
July 31st. Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus).