Along the Air Line... 2015 - Fall, Part 2
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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September 30th.  Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris) I think.






Green Frog (Rana clamitans).



Grayville Falls after heavy rain overnight.












Cairns have appeared, likely to be destroyed by high water and ice in coming months.


















This cairn reminds me of a wizard.












Same scene, faster shutter speed.



I began walking in to Raymond Brook Marsh from Old Colchester Road.  This was as far as I got when ther skies opened up.



October 4th.  Sunshine after days of rain and drizzle.  47 degrees.



October 5th.  East of Cook Hill Road in Lebanon.  Doesn't look like much to see, but look at all I found, below.











One last Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) of summer, still defending a territory - but from what?


















An Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) or a Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice), or one of many common hybrids between the two.



Nectaring on a Fleabane (Erigeron sp.).



A fair amount of Fleabane still blooming.






Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and among the last blooming in the fall.






Red Clover (Trifolium pratense).












Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa.), another late bloomer.






Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) pods are releasing their seeds.





















Barberry (Berberus sp.), a nasty, spiny invasive.



I'm not sure why some Red Maples (Acer rubrum) turn color in this spotty way.



Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), a poisonous weed often found in abandoned pastures.



Yellowjacket wasp (Vespula sp.)






October 7th.