October 11th. First frost.
See the moon?
Dropping fast towards the western horizon.
An afternoon walk east from Cook Hill Road in Lebanon.
What's left of the marsh. Drained of most water, it has grown up in cattails and Common Reed.
A Viceroy (Limenitis archippus). In the same space under the power lines as I've consistently found Viceroys, this male was still patrolling its territory.
A few Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) and Bumble Bees were foraging on this unseasonably warm afternoon.
Ditto this Paper Wasp male (Polistes fuscatus).
A Flower Fly (Family Syrphidae) on a Peppergrass (Lepidium sp.).
Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus).
Looking back (west) towards the marsh (and former Great Blue Heron roost).
Common Reed (Phragmites australis).
Bright colors turning now towards browns and maroons as Oaks accept Fall.
Woolly Alder Aphids (Paraprociphilus tessellatus).
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata).
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe).
American Robin (Turdus migratorius).
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata).
October 20th. Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at Raymond Brook Marsh.