Along the Air Line... 2020 - Spring, Part 22
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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June 8th (continued). A short walk off River Road towards the Blackledge River Bridge. Common Strawberry (Fragraria virginiana) was uncommonly tasty.

 

 

 

 

 

Yarrow (Achillea millifolium) with flies.

 

 

 

 

 

Sulphur Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesser Stitchwort (Stellaria graminea), a chickweed.

 

 

 

 

 

Hop Clover (Trifolium aureum).

 

 

 

 

 

Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 9th. Last of the Pink Lady's-slipper orchids (Cypripedium acaule) of the spring.

 

 

Northern Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera).

 

 

White Clover (Trifolium repens).

 

 

 

 

 

The ants are still herding aphids on the same deformed cherry leaves.

 

 

At the left, you can see some aphids. (I don't know what the white cylinder is.) I've noticed some cut holes in the leaf. Aphids pierce and suck so not their work. Maybe the ants are harvesting leaf tissue that has absorbed the aphids' honeydew?

 

 

Another day, another nesting Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A male Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotted Joe-Pye-weed (Eupatorium maculatum). The spots are on the stems.

 

 

I'm guessing a Fruit Fly (Drosophila sp., but not D. melanogaster).

 

 

Asian Ladybird Beetle (Harmonia axyridis).

 

 

A male Clubtail Dragonfly (Gomphus sp.).

 

 

 

 

 

A White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) far across the marsh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No sign of babies at the Mourning Dove nest.

 

 

Multiflora Roses (Rosa multiflora) are at their peak.

 

 

June 10th. The White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was back this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

First Pasture or Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina) of the year.