This is Queen Anne's Lace, gone to seed
You see why it is also called Bird's Nest.
White Sweet Clover
A portion of the trail was practically walled on either side by White Sweet Clover.
What could this be? Is it False Dragonhead? Or something not in Newcomb's, like Snapdragons?
An Orange Sulphur on Yarrow
The name "trefoil" seems confusing because the leaves appear to have 5 leaflets, but two are actually stipules.
Monarch catterpillar on Milkweed leaf.
Lesser Milkweed Bug on Milkweed fruit.
A White-faced Meadowhawk
The naturalist contemplates Swallow Falls and paleontology
There is the fossil of a tree trunk in the rock beside her hand.
Muddy Creek Falls
Without people to give scale it looks smaller than it is.
What better place is there to read on a hot day?
A Shadow Darner at Cranesville Swamp
Look at its eyes!
Round-leaved Sundew in Cranesville bog.
Narrow-leaved Gentian in Cranesville bog.
Gentian does not open more than that - I watched this bee force its way in and back out.
A male Widow Skimmer
A female Widow Skimmer
A Variable Dancer
Why would I post a picture that is out of focus like this? Because the color is so amazing.
A spreadwing - we need to look it up.
That is a fly, not a bee. Notice it only has two wings.
A Great Spangled Fritillary
This one speaks for itself.
A beautiful peach, one of many
A Pipevine Swallowtail
New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Is this a Purple Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea L.)?
Common St. Johnswort (Hypericum perforatum)
Dwarf St. Johnswort (Hypericum mutilum)
Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
Monkey Flower (Mimulus ringens)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)?
Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana)?
Some kind of orchid, but not sure what?
Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca scariola) *
Dense-flowered St. Johnswort (Hypericum densiflorum) at Cranesville Swamp
I believe I have a photo of the Dense-flowered St. Johnswort, and will try to post it when I find it.
Roughed Grouse (scared up about 10 of them in Herrington Manor State Park) - no pictures.
Common Wood Nymph Butterfly
Autumn (Yellow-legged) Meadowhawk dragonflies.
Autumn Meadowhawk laying eggs - you can see the eggs!
Robber Flies (mating - really, only naturalists are liable to like this photo.)
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