Monarchs are among many insects that find nectar in Milkweed (Asclepias
syriaca). This Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) has a yellow
Milkweed pollinium stuck to the tip of its right foreleg (and anoher
hard to see stuck to its left foreleg). The plant is structured so
that insects walking on the flowers pick up pollinia and deposit them
on other milkweed plants.
Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus).
Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), a relative of tomato and potato.
Mulberry Wing Skipper (Poanes massasoit).
A female Meadowhawk Dragonfly (Sympetrum sp.). The males tend
to be a bright rusty red and become common in late summer and early
Joe-pye-weed (Eupatorium sp.) in bud.
Jewelweed or Touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis). The seed pods,
shown here flanking a flower, burst and fling the seeds at the slightest
Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia) were active in early
July 27th. Grayville Falls after days of frequent rain.
July 28th. Three Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) chicks
appear ready to fledge.
4 P.M. The Cedar Waxwing chicks are open-mouthed, trying to stay