Along the Air Line... 2008 - Summer, Part 10
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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September 13th. Spotted Apatelodes caterpillar (Apatelodes torrefacta).



American Toad (Bufo americanus).






Unidentified Mushroom. (Help?)



Indian-pipe (Monotropa uniflora) is still blooming. here in a bed of Haircap Moss (Polytrichum juniperinum).



September 14th. Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Joe-Pye Weed.



Closed or Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii).






Turtlehead (Chelone glabra).



Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis).






Concord Grapes (Vitus sp.) appear ripe but are still quite tart.



September 16th. Sumac (Rhus sp.) has begun to color up.






White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) buck with antlers in velvet.



September 17th. More Asters.









A couple of Nodding Ladies-tresses Orchids (Spiranthes cernua) are blooming, the last remains of a larger population crowded out by invasive Tick-Trefoil.



September 22nd AM; still Summer for a couple of hours. Crowned Slug (Isa textula) caterpillar. The spines contain venom ad can cause a painful sting.