20150621 Summer is here!

Diana’s garden is resplendent with lilies bursting forth ….

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I saw a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth doing a recce for half a minute but it didn’t land.

Mom, Dad and Uncle shepherding their little flock on the Still River:

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Cow Parsnips (Not to be confused with the very dangerous GIANT HOGWEED) seem to attract large numbers of a variety of pollinators.

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This wild pea grows in association with Tufted Loosestrife and Blue Flags in wet areas along Hwy 529.

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These  Harris’s Checkspots spent many minutes doing what came naturally.   I didn’t see any flat topped white asters around but will look for them now.

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The white water lilies are rising!

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On the way home I saw this Heron sneaking out of a swamp.  Amazing camera, to get that bird in autofocus with a telephoto lens set at 400 mm Effective Focal Length.  I was lucky to get it.

Then, a little further on, as I turned the corner ….

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… it JUMPED OUT OF THE WATER, just as I got the camera on it.

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WOW!

 

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