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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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07.04.2021 Silent Sunday-Happy Independence Day

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07.03.2021 Natural Fireworks

This Canada Lily-Lilium canadense resembles the fireworks some of us will see this weekend. I was hoping to visit these at Hawley Bog today but we are in the midst of a somewhat steady rain so I’ll have to put … Continue reading

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06.26.2021 Water Arum

AKA Wild Calla-Calla palustris.  As the name suggests, these are found in water or very wet conditions, such as the little roadside brook where I spotted this one while searching for woodland wildflowers in Northern Maine a few years back. … Continue reading

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06.21.2021 Macro Monday-Dance of the Swamp Candles

Swamp Candles, aka Swamp Yellow Loosestrife-Lysimachia terrestris, is a wetland plant that I often find in the field I visit to photograph Rose Pogonias and Grass Pinks. Years ago I had a friend who took part in an activity called … Continue reading

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06.20.2021 Summer Sunday-Indian Cucumber Root

As the name implies, the root, really a tuber, is edible and tastes like a cucumber…although I personally have not yanked one out of the ground to munch upon it.  I am relying on the report in good faith. The … Continue reading

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06.15.2021 Mission Accomplished

Yesterday morning began with thundershowers before dawn and then more later in the morning.  Later for me, probably still early for most everyone else. We need the rain so no complaints.  But when I visited some favorite spots for mountain … Continue reading

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0-6.12.2021 Saturday Night Soaker

It was raining when I left the house this morning but radar showed it letting up to the north and, sure enough, when I arrived at the pond it had stopped.  But the evidence remained. White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata

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06.12.2021 Miss Pinky in Space

I posted this flower the other day entwined.  But floating in space is fun too. Grass Pink-Calopogon tuberosus As for the title…..

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06.10.2021 Just this one…

When I walked into MacLeod Field (I only recently learned the actual name of what I have been calling Lawrence Swamp wet meadow) early last Saturday morning I didn’t expect to find orchids that early in the month but felt … Continue reading

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