Along the Air Line... 2009 - Summer, Part 6
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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August 1st. Early morning dew on Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata).

 

 

 

 

 

Dew on the spider webs too.

 

 

 

 

 

Midday and dragonflies were everywhere. This is a male Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta).

 

 

Sweet Pepperbush or Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia). Very fragrant.

 

 

Morrow's Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) fruits are maturing.
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Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris).
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Buttonbush or "Honey-balls" (Cephalanthus occidentalis).

 

 

Sunset over the marsh.

 

 

 

 

 

August 2nd. Humid afternoon walk at Grayville as rain approached.

 

 

 

 

 

I discovered a cellar hole near the Judd Brook bridge.
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Judd Brook. (4 second exposure.)
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August 3rd. Either a Sharp-shinned or Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter striatus or A. cooperii).

 

 

Virgin's-bower (Clematis virginiana) covered in morning dew.

 

 

August 4th. Great Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) is growing at the Route 85 trailhead.

 

 

Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis).

 

 

A few leaves of Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) have turned red early.

 

 

August 7th. A beautiful summer day at last. Eighty degrees, sun, puffy clouds, a breeze, and low humidity. Ahhh. Woodland Sunflowers (Helianthus divaricatus) are blooming.

 

 

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) planted at the Route 85 trailhead.

 

 

A better photo of the Great Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida).

 

 

August 10th. The start of a steamy summer day.
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August 11th. Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) taking a break from insect catching.

 

 

Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis).

 

 

August 13th. Invasive Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is growing along the edges of Cranberry Bog in East Hampton.

 

 

 

 

 

August 26th (back from vacation). Sumac (Rhus sp.).

 

 

Seed pod of Canada Lily (Lilium canadense) shows a pink blush.

 

 

August 27th. Forage Looper moth (Caenurgina erechtea).