Tag Archives: New England

07.10.2020 Flashback Friday-Canada Lilies

I may not have found them blooming on July 6, but I did find them blooming on July 10 in 2016 at Hawley Bog.  With that bit of knowledge I’ll look again this weekend if there is a lull in … Continue reading

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07.09.2020 GBH on a Duck Box

Before I went to the meadow on July 5 (Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle and Grass Pink), I took a look at North Quabbin but in the dim light and not very inspiring fog (it’s not always great) left and drove … Continue reading

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07.07.2020 Wordless Wednesday

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07.07.2020 Dewdrops

I did go to Brickyard Meadow with a mission in mind but as I mentioned that was not happening. However, there was a lot to see before I got to that butterfly or discovered the lack of Canada Lily blooms. … Continue reading

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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07.06.2020 Macro Monday-Grass Pink Farewell

Among a few other subjects that I found in the meadow was most likely the last of the Grass Pinks-Calopogon tuberosus that I will photograph this season.  Most are long past and not looking good even for a “spent” image. … Continue reading

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07.05.2020-2 Swamp Thing

Beetle, actually. Strangalepta Flower Longhorn Beetle-Strangalepta abbreviata on White Meadowsweet-Spiraea alba. I visited the swampy meadow again this morning after being clouded out for the full moonset. I was hoping to see something new, which this is, along with whatever … Continue reading

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07.05.2020 The foot of our driveway

So yeah, I do get up pretty early every day.  But this past Friday morning, which I had off from work, saw Bentley decide he needed to go out at 1:30.  I opted to stay awake and catch up on … Continue reading

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07.04.2020 Hemlock Varnish Conk-Ganoderma tsugae

Although the same species, this is not the same mushroom I posted as an abstract a while back.  I went looking for woodland flowers this morning and not much was happening.  They must be spent from their glory last year … Continue reading

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07.03.2020 Frog Friday-Hey Bullfrog!

Female Bullfrog two ways. I started a bit farther away and slowly crawled closer until I filled the frame with the 180.  Females have tympanums (the round ear drum behind the eye) smaller or about the same size as the … Continue reading

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