Along the Air Line... 2010 - Summer, Part 1
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 26th. An afternoon walk west from Grayville Road to the Jeremy River. Selfheal or Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris).






A Beardtongue (Penstemon sp.).



Common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum).



An Orb-Weaving Spider (Leucage sp. in the family Tetragnathidae) - female.  Leucage species hang beneath a horizontal web, whereas most orb-weavers (family Araneidae) build a vertical web.



Indian-Pipes (Monotropa uniflora), a parasitic flowering plant that can be mistaken for a mushroom because of its lack of chlorophyll.



ID help?



Round-leaved Pyrola (Pyrola rotundifolia).






June 27th. A Hawk being mobbed by male Red-winged Blackbirds and a Grackle.






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






Canada Lily (Lilium canadense).






Grasses are shedding their wind-bourne pollen.  Shake one and watch the cloud of pollen float away.



This Flower Fly (Family Syrphidae) is feeding on grass pollen.



Meadowsweet (Spirea latifolia).






Fragrant Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata).



Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata).






A female Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum sp.).






July 3rd. Highbush Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) are ripening at Raymond Brook Marsh.



Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota).



Sumac (Rhus sp.) is in bloom.






Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) is starting to bloom.



Grape leaves catch the light.



July 4th. At the marsh shortly before 5:00 A.M. to catch a sunrise.



An early time-lapse experiment, using a 3 second delay between frames.