Along the Air Line... 2008 - Summer, Part 8
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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Butter-and-eggs or Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris).






Wild Sensitive-plant (Cassia nictitans).






August 6th. Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), now fully open.



Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata).









Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis).



A Holomelina Moth (Holomelina sp.).



Canada Hawkweed (Hieracium canadense).



New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis).












Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus).






August 8th. Summer clouds.



Approaching storms.



Swallow dwarfed by clouds.



Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) often rest atop the distillery chimney.



Not charming up close...



...but graceful in soaring flight.



August 17th. Back from a New Hampsahire vacation to find the beginnings of color changes along the trail. Virginia Creeper and Poison Ive are among the first leaves to change. Red Maple will follow.



Possibly Flat-topped White Aster (Doellingeria umbellata, formerly Aster umbellatus).






August 18th. (Sorry, no ID.)



August 20th. An inchworm suspended on a strand of silk.