Along the Air Line... 2019 - Summer, Part 15
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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September 19th. Overnight, the Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) finally molted to the chrysalis stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Egret (Ardea alba) was back, along with at least nine Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)...

 

 

...and a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).

 

 

 

 

 

September 22nd. Very foggy last day of Summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Fall Warbler (Dendroica sp. for now). (Sorry for the poor photo; they don't pose long.)

 

 

Great Egret (Ardea alba) in the fog.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), ditto.

 

 

 

 

 

Common Reed (Phragmites australis).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Egret again, less fog.

 

 

 

 

 

Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix) is among the first leaves to turn color. (Poison Ivy too.)

 

 

Woolly Alder Sawfly larva (Family Tenthredinidae, Eriocampa ovata). Not sure where the hind wing came from, but note the small white oval in the upper right, behind the head. It's the egg of a parasitic fly. The fly larva will burrow into the sawfly larva and devour it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 8 A.M. and still pretty foggy.