Tag Archives: Wildflowers

06.30.2022 Snakemouth!

Rose Pogonia-Pogonia ophioglossoides. AKA Beardflower for obvious reasons. Another dewy day at MacLeod Field.

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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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06.19.2022 As with the PT’s so with the GP’s

There are a lot of Grass Pinks right now and it’s pretty hard to say “Well, I’ve already shot a bunch” when there are so many and different enough to keep making images. Kind of like the Painted Trilliums or … Continue reading

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06.18.2022 Stained Glass WIngs

Among the many reasons we encourage wildflowers in the yard are the insects.  And among the reasons we encourage Daisy Fleabanes are the various species of Syrphid or Hoverflies they attract. And among the many reasons I like to see … 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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06.11.2022 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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05.30.2022 Macro Monday Madame’s Mocs

Yesterday morning was a lady’s slipper extravaganza.  This appears to be a very good year for them and this is my third location, near Dean Brook, with more than a dozen to choose  from. In all three spots they are … Continue reading

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05.28.2022 Wet and Wild

From the same morning as the pair I posted last week, these two attracted my attention for the way to were paired and the light filtering through a gap in the undergrowth on the wet leaves. As with many white … Continue reading

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