08.28.2021 A good job’s reward

Today’s mowing day. It was supposed to be brush cutting day but the thing won’t go so mowing it is. As I crisscrossed the backyard I was gifted this.

Peck’s Skipper-Polites peckius upon New England American Aster-Symphyotrichum novae-angliae.

I got a second chance.

iPhone 11Pro

Break’s over. At least it’s cool today. 🤠

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 08.28.2021 A good job’s reward

  1. Nothing wrong with that as a reward!

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  2. Very Nice Steve! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    A happy reward! And we get the benefit too… 🙂

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  4. Peter Klopp says:

    What a great discovery in your own yard! It fives you a nice feeling to have insects pose for you.

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  5. Gallivanta says:

    What a lovely gift. How often do you have to mow at this time of the year?

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    • It was quite appreciated and a pleasant surprise.

      About once a week, Anne. We have been receiving a lot of rain followed by sunny days which makes the grass shoot up. My neighbor who is a lawn nut mows almost every night.

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      • Gallivanta says:

        Goodness! That is the first I have heard of anyone mowing a lawn once a day.

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      • He’s nuts. When they moved in he immediately, once the original dilapidated house was demolished and a new one placed on the property, started the lawn which was tripled in size from the original size. Since he has fed and herbicided and pesticided like crazy which has resulted in a huge decline in the number of insect species I see in the yard. He is in his mid-80’s and apparently has little else that interests him. I won’t walk Bentley on the sidewalk in front of his house because of the herbicide he applies to the weeds growing in the sidewalk cracks. I don’t think even golf courses mow as much as he does.

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      • Gallivanta says:

        Oh dear! That must be stressful for you. ( It would be stressful for me!) No wonder an insect in your garden is a gift.

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      • Hopefully our neighborhood insects evolve to not visit his yard. He’s the only one so they can succeed everywhere else.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I just learned there are about 3,500 skipper species, so it makes sense that we’ll come across a new one now and then. I’d never heard of this one; it’s good that it was so cooperative.

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    • I’ve had about 0.003% of all those skippers in the yard. Something to look forward to. I’ve seen this species three times in the past week and, of course, all three could have been the same one. The biggest surprise was finding one at night while I was out with my flashlight looking for moths.


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