Tag Archives: Lawrence Swamp

07.19.2021 Collecting little pieces of Nature here and there

While checking out the milkweed for monarch caterpillars (still none to be seen) I noticed this little grasshopper sitting on a nodding bloom of Fringed Yellow Loosestrife-Lysimachia ciliata. The Two-striped Grasshopper nymph-Melanoplus bivittatus did not weigh much and the flower … Continue reading

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06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was … Continue reading

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06.19.2020 Ebony Jewelwing

I visited the swamp meadow again looking for more Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias as well as whatever I could find.  One of the “whatevers” was this damselfly, the Ebony Jewelwing-Calopteryx maculata.  The white spot on the wings, called a stigma, … Continue reading

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06.14.2020-2 As luck would have it….

It’s back to work tomorrow morning. I know I have a ton of comments to respond to as well as your posts to comment on and I will catch up.  But this morning was my last “free” morning for a … Continue reading

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06.08.2020-2 White Oak Leaves in Spring Regalia

For all you Spring foliage lovers.  🙂

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07.22.2019-2 Meadow Frit

Just a humble butterfly hangin’ out at the swamp. Meadow Fritillary-Boloria bellona in Lawrence Swamp’s wet meadow.

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07.20.2019 Return to Lawrence Swamp Meadow

We can access this meadow with a short hike on a path that starts at Station Road in Amherst and forks in some pines.  One direction goes more easterly and joins the Jan Dizard Trail and eventually the Robert Frost … Continue reading

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05.03.2016 Portrait of a Bellwort

Now, back to our regular programming (the Canon 180 macro lens).  When I walked in the woods Sunday, the first flower I saw was Sessile-leaved Bellwort- Uvularia sessilifolia aka Wild Oats.  Actually there were hundreds of them all over the … Continue reading

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05.02.2016 Dwarf Ginseng In Situ

Some of you may remember that I purchased the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm macro lens last year for flower photography but didn’t get to use it for that purpose much before the end of the flower season.  Yesterday I was … Continue reading

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06.21.2014 Rose Pogonia

The Grass Pink (Calopogon tuberosus) and Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides) seem to be traveling companions as I almost always find one with the other.  Both like bogs and meadows with wet soils.  This morning spot qualifies as wet which made … Continue reading

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