Tag Archives: Wildflowers

09.12.2020 Saturday last Saturday

Although my understanding of when Sundew would be flowering was faulty, I did get a chance to photograph a flower when I went to Gauco Pond last weekend (The same day I shot the red-legged grasshopper I posted earlier this … Continue reading

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08.31.2020 Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved Sundew-Drosera rotundifolia is a small carnivorous plant found in wetlands. They were not flowering quite yet on Sunday but hopefully will be this weekend as many had buds though they were still tight. All those “dew” drops are sticky … Continue reading

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08.23.2020-2 Great Golden Digger Wasp

I photographed these in the yard a few times on our milkweed flowers.  Now I am finding them on Virgin’s Bower-Clematis virginiana growing among our elderberries behind the wood pile. They are beauties among wasps and relatively harmless…to humans…but do … Continue reading

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07.20.2020-2 Pink Reflection on Moosehorn Pond

Sunday morning I set out on a mission. I don’t always leave with a preconceived notion of what I am looking for but sometimes I do and this time I did.  I’ve had pretty good luck over the years with … Continue reading

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07.20.2020 Black-eyed Susans

On the way to Quabbin Park this past Saturday, I noticed a lot of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia hirta, aka Black-eyed Coneflower, in a parking area.  When the park never opened, at least after an hour had passed from the 6 a.m. … Continue reading

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07.15.2020 Pretty Pest

Not everyone is a fan of bindweeds.  They are aggressive field climbers, often covering their “hosts” and hiding them from view.  I visited Mount Pollux yesterday morning hoping for some colorful clouds without favor but did notice these two Hedge … Continue reading

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07.13.2020 Wood Lily

I mentioned to Ann Mackay the other day that we have two very colorful wild and native lilies locally.  The Canada Lily, featured in that post, and the Wood Lily-Lilium philadelphicum featured today.  This is a shot from 2009 that … Continue reading

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07.12.2020-2 White Water-lily

I asked with my last water-lily post if there could be too many and the answer was no.  So here’s another from Poor Farm Swamp this morning. Come to think of it, the question was about lady’s slippers but a … Continue reading

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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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07.06.2020 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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