On a trip through Hawley, MA to it’s namesake bog, I noticed this brook cutting through the woods alongside East Hawley Road. The brook eventually contributes to the water in the bog where there are orchids, pitcher plants and many other wetland plants. This scene grabbed my attention and I recently reprocessed it adding a few touches and cropped with a new eye for featuring what really attracted me.
A bonus was this cool leaf beetle (Calligrapha suturella) hanging out along the roadside, possibly enjoying the view as much as I did. I never did ID those galls. There are at least 50 species of these beetles with a wide variety of elytra patterns that distinguish them.
Well, I went a bit far afield into the beetle but the scene is what I really wanted to be sure. I hope you enjoyed both. 🙂