Tag Archives: Brickyard Conservation Area

09.09.2021 Golden Grass Meadow

Another image from my wander in Brickyard last Saturday.

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09.05.2021 Lovely Mimic

One should be careful what you swat.  I bet your first impulse is that this is a scary wasp or hornet and a threat.  That was mine too. But it is a Hoverfly mimicking a hornet. Eastern Hornet Fly-Spilomyia longicornis. I … Continue reading

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09.05.2021 Silent Sunday

Spotted Touch-me-not aka Jewelweed-Impatiens capensis

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08.13.2021 Frog Friday-mini model

I was chasing a moth in Brickyard Meadow last Saturday when I saw something not much larger than the moth on a sensitive fern leaf a few inches away.  Although it was partially hidden under another overhanging leaf and I … Continue reading

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07.28.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Upside Down Brickyard

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08.08.2020-2 Me and Greenie Down by the Brickyard

I had a nice morning with four herons.  Two Great Blues and two Green. Three of the four were seriously into preening but every once in a while would strike a nice pose. Green Heron-Butorides virescens. In the order Pelecaniformes … Continue reading

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07.07.2020 Dewdrops

I did go to Brickyard Meadow with a mission in mind but as I mentioned that was not happening. However, there was a lot to see before I got to that butterfly or discovered the lack of Canada Lily blooms. … Continue reading

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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07.17.2017 Sun, fog, and a tree in Brickyard

Shortly after the July 3rd Brickyard foggy sunrise previously posted, I went looking for some Canada Lilies.  I didn’t find any there but came across a foggy scene with a tree filtering the sunlight creating a bit of a starburst…actually … Continue reading

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07.03.2017 The waiting pays off-Brickyard Sunrise

I planned on photographing some Canada Lilies  this morning (they were nowhere to be found) but my initial plan was sunrise over a foggy meadow.  When I arrived the fog was quite strong over the trees and horizon but I … Continue reading

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