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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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07.03.2020 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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07.02.2020 A larva for your amazement

Here are a couple of images from the archives (2009) of a larva I happened upon while visiting a local dam property in Huntington, MA quite a few years ago.  I was looking for Dogbane Beetles and happened upon this … Continue reading

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07.01.2020 White Water-lily Wednesday

I love finding these floating on dark water. This was the only fully open one within “reach” (see below) this past Monday as it is still just a touch early.  Some of the pink flowers are beginning to blossom too, … Continue reading

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06.29.2020 Dawn Mood

I wasn’t sure what to expect yesterday morning but there was a lot of dense fog in the early hours and I hoped for something more subtle than most of the sunrises I photograph at the South Maple Street location. … Continue reading

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06/28/2020 Silent Sunday-Bow Brook

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