Tag Archives: flora

10.19.2021 Another Bindweed manifestation

Not a moment’s consideration of converting this one to black and white.  I went to visit a local conservation area for the first time in a long time, more on that tomorrow, and as I walked in I noticed this … Continue reading

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10.10.2021 Silent Sunday-Gentian Finale

Greater Fringed Gentian-Gentianopsis crinita

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09.13.2021 Like shooting fish in a barrel

Here’s an open bloom of our Fringed Gentians in the yard. Fringed Gentian- Gentianopsis crinita I purchased two of these from Nasami Farm two years ago and, as my yard soil is heavy with clay and they prefer well drained … Continue reading

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09.08.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Greater Fringed Gentian

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08.24.2021 Two-fer Tuesday-Bug Relief

A quick post for those who are not bug fans and completion of the Two-fer. While looking for a specific flower that I mentioned yesterday, I came across this Closed Gentian-Gentiana clausa growing at Glauco Pond. This was made shortly … Continue reading

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08.17.2021 Texture Tuesday

I just had a few moments yesterday for photography so went to the localest wildlife refuge,  the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Hadley. It is actually quite large, spanning the length of the Connecticut River from … Continue reading

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08.15.2021 Sunday Silence

A peaceful post and a change of pace from all the insects…but one. Pink White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata with a side of Water-lily Leaf Beetle-Galerucella nymphaeae. I didn’t see the beetle until on the display in Lightroom.  They are quite common. … Continue reading

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07.09.2021-2 Beewolf not Beowulf

Although some bees might consider this a monster of Grendel proportions, it is not quite as hideous.  Beewolf larvae eat bee larvae but the adults just sup on nectar which is most likely why we are witnessing this shot. Hump-backed … Continue reading

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07.09.2021 Frog Friday-a young cutie

Hello Lithobates catebianus fans. Another week has passed quickly and we’re back at week’s end. I bet the frogs are liking all the rain we’ve received this week…it’s not only ducks who enjoy it…and I hope the weather is favoring … Continue reading

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07.04.2021 Silent Sunday-Happy Independence Day

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