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.