Tag Archives: native wildflower

06.23.2022 Daisy Fleabane

This has been a great year for Daisy or Annual Fleabane-Erigeron annuus and especially here in the yard.  Everywhere locally really.  It attracts a fair number of insects besides those wonderful hover flies. We had rain most of the day … Continue reading

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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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06.16.2022 Two Ponds, Two Firsts…well four really

On Monday I shot the damselfly, which was a first of that species for me.  But just before that I made an image of a Large Cranberry-Vaccinium macrocarpon flower for the first time. I had seen some of the berries … Continue reading

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06.13.2022 Texture and Tension (Surface…the good kind)

Sometimes the frog journey provides other subjects.  Yesterday at Moosehorn Pond I heard but saw no frogs.  Not surprising as it was a moderately chilly morning.  However the lily pads are up and one or two had accompanying blooms. This … 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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06.10.2022 Forb Friday

So a different ‘F’ alliteration. I have a few other frog shots but am not really impressed with them thus it’s on to another subject. Common Cinquefoils-Potentilla simplex started lining our sidewalk a few years ago so the mower spares … Continue reading

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05.27.2022 I’ll have me a sarsaparilla, barkeep!

I seem to remember that being a line in some old western movie, maybe more than one, and have read that it was the precursor to root beer. After wandering through the woods around Atkins Reservoir last Monday morning enjoying … Continue reading

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05.24.2022 Your slipper, Milady

There is a wooded area in Amherst where I can reliably, usually, find both pink and white lady’s slippers around this time in May.  Sure enough there were plenty of pinks to photograph yesterday but so far not a single … Continue reading

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05.22.2022 The return of the Painted Quadrillium

Not exactly a return as this is not the same plant that I posted back in 2016. I found this  about 50 yards from that one but in the same location in Shutesbury. As you can see in the comparison … Continue reading

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05.21.2022 Happy Dewy Saturday Morning

The day started with light fog and a slight mist but no breeze which makes for a happy flower photographer. My first stop was to look for lady’s slippers and more painted trilliums in Shutesbury which was moderately successful.  Plenty … Continue reading

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