Along the Air Line... 2016 - Fall, Part 4
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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October 20th.  Midday at Cranberry Bog in East Hampton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asters and...

 

 

...an inchworm (Family Geometridae).

 

 

Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus).

 

 

 

 

 

A pair of Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woof?  (Focus on the beak.  See it?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 23rd.  Yesterday's rain and last night's wind took down a lot of leaves.  So much for Fall foliage season.

 

 

 

 

 

Moon directly overhead this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 24th.  A midday walk east from Kingsley Road in Lebanon, across the Willimantic River...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...as far as the Eastern Connecticut Railroad Museum.

 

 

Looking for color along the way.  Acorn on Haircap Moss.

 

 

 

 

 

A Dance Fly (Family Empididae).

 

 

Eyes meeting at the top of the head confirm this as a male.

 

 

Woolly Bear (Pyrrharctia isabella).

 

 

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata).

 

 

 

 

 

Peeled some loose bark from decaying logs.  Sow Bug, Pill Bug, Rolly Polly, depending on where you grew up.  In any case, a terrestrial Isopod (Class Isopoda).

 

 

A Millipede. Two pair of legs for each apparent body segment.

 

 

A Centipede.  One pair of legs per segment.

 

 

October 27th.  First snow of the season.  It alternated between snow, sleet, and rain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata).

 

 

October 31st.  Dark, cloudy morning with just a hint of color that never really developed.

 

 

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) heading south.

 

 

 

 

 

November 1st.  Twentyseven degrees and very frosty.  Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frost on the Carolina Roses (Rosa carolina).