Tag Archives: MacLeod Field

08.09.2022 HIde and Seek

Grasshoppers, for the most part, try to hide from you when you’re attempting to make a photograph. Much of the time they just launch themselves somewhere else but, if you are lucky, they sidle around the grass stalk. I focused … Continue reading

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06.30.2022 Snakemouth!

Rose Pogonia-Pogonia ophioglossoides. AKA Beardflower for obvious reasons. Another dewy day at MacLeod Field.

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06.20.2022 Silky Dogwood

A bit different in appearance from the dogwoods we are most familiar with, this shrub produces blue berries, not blueberries, that birds are quite happy to consume. Silky Dogwood-Cornus amomum aka Swida amomum. I photographed these in the same field … Continue reading

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06.19.2022 As with the PT’s so with the GP’s

There are a lot of Grass Pinks right now and it’s pretty hard to say “Well, I’ve already shot a bunch” when there are so many and different enough to keep making images. Kind of like the Painted Trilliums or … Continue reading

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06.11.2022 It’s that time of year again.

Well there are a few subjects that could have a post titled as such.  In this case it’s Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus. There were quite a nice number of them along the path in MacLeod Field and also in the taller … Continue reading

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11.08.2021 Almost Monochrome Monday

I considered converting to black and white but like the coolness of the frost.  In some cases one color is acceptable to still be considered monochrome but this has some brown as well.  Some folks like to present images in … Continue reading

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11.07.2021 Autumn Frost

This could be the start of something.  We’ve had a few frosts in the past week but yesterday was my first opportunity to do something beside scraping the windshield. Frosted Red Oak Leaves in MacLeod Field.

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09.03.2021 Frog Friday Frog Fun

When I visited MacLeod Field on this past Sunday I had insects on the mind and as you saw had an enjoyable time chasing the Silver-bordered Fritillary. But prior to that I was chasing a small moth when I saw … Continue reading

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08.30.2021 A pleasant chase

While at MacLeod Field yesterday morning, I spotted this flash of orange and having seen several Pearl Crescents thought it to be one.  But upon a closer look I was mistaken. Silver-bordered Fritillary-Boloria selene When I first spotted this individual … Continue reading

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08.29.2021 Sunday Night with the Hopper

Lots of insects at the wet meadow this morning.  This hopper was my first encounter. Red-legged Grasshopper-Melanoplus femurrubrum I continue to be impressed with this 180+2.o combo.  These are pretty common and can be large enough in numbers to be … Continue reading

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