Along the Air Line... 2017 - Summer, Part 3
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 27th.  Mid morning at Cranberry Bog after early light rain.






White Campion or Evening Lychnis (Silene latifolia).






Close-up of Yarrow (Achillea millifolium).



Probably the smallest Inchworm caterpillar (Family Geometridae) that I've ever noticed.



Close-up of a single Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) flower.



Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus).









Knapweed (Centaurea sp.).



An adult Imported Willow Leaf Beetle (Plagiodera versicolora).  On June 3rd (Spring 2017, Part 10) I photographed the larva and pupa on the same willow shrub.



Hard to spot when I first arrived, the Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) family eventually emerged from the bank for a swim.









Just as I was leaving, the Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) family emerged too.  Seven ducklings, and mom bringing up the rear.



June 29th.  A brief stop at the Route 207 crossing, hoping to see Chicory (Chicorium intybus) in bloom.  Only two blossoms in what was a large patch some years ago.  But the flowers were in good shape and visited by Flower Flies (Family Syrphidae).






Note the Thrips (Order Thysanoptera) in the lower right.









A Mirid Plant Bug (Family Miridae) on Fleabane.



Blackberries (Rubus allegheniensis) are ripening.



July 1st.  Butter-and-eggs or Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris).



Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodius).






Recent fledgeling Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus).