Along the Air Line... 2008 - Summer, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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July 4th. Canada Lily (Lilium canadense). First of the summer on a rainy morning.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius) hunts in a sea of Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata).

 

 

 

 

 

The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) family is thriving. Hard to tell the young from the adults.

 

 

 

 

 

July 5th. Canada Lily (Lilium canadense). Yesterday only one was open. Today there were 15 or more.

 

 

Fragrant Water-Lily (Nymphaea odorata).

 

 

 

 

 

Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot (Daucus carota) is just starting to bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musk Mallow (Malva moschata).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadowsweet (Spirea latifolia).

 

 

Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) is at its peak.

 

 

Yellow Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria).

 

 

Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia) is nearly done blooming.

 

 

Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) has gone to seed.

 

 

One of the ornamental Bee-balms (Monarda didyma).

 

 

Warm wet weather has brought out a large crop of mushrooms.

 

 

July 6th. Chicory (Cichorium intybus).

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis formerly Linaria canadensis).

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense).