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).