Along the Air Line... 2008 - Summer, Part 7
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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August 2nd. Square-stemmed Monkey Flower (Mimulus ringens).



Same flower; my body used to shade the background.









Indian-pipes (Monotropa uniflora) have gone to seed.



The seeds are borne in terminal capsules.



Possibly a Fawn Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus) though the stalk seems partially eaten away.



Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata).



Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa).









Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara).



Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpiodes).









Jeremy River Bridge.






Panicled Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum).






Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) looks like a white version of Joe-pye Weed (which can be white), but is distinct in having the leaves joined around the stem (= perfoliate).



On this day at least, flies seemed to be a prime pollinator of Boneset.



Indian Tobaco (Lobelia inflata).






Wasp-mimetic Banded Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus velutinus).on Meadowsweet (Spirea latifolia).



Spotted Touch-me-not, or Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis).



Reindeer Moss, a lichen (Cladonia rangiferina).



False Nettle or Bog Hemp (Boehmeria cylindrica). Similar to stinging nettle but without stinging hairs.



August 3rd. Clymene Moth (Haploa clymene).



Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) in dew-covered bud.






August 4th. The thistles are more fully open today.



Nat Semel's distillery chimney is starting to deteriorate.