20150704 Bugs, Beaver and Blossoms

A drive down Hwy 529 yielded these sights:

Arctic Skipper?

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Back end of a ?? before it flew off.

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Even the iridescent thorax doesn’t help me ID this moth:  HELP!

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Swamp Candle, which I have just learned is NOT part of the Solidago (Goldenrod) family.

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Taking some lunch home for the kids?

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This Goatsbeard Umbel is worth clicking on.

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Dogbane has similar toxic latex as the milkweed is a common food source.  AKA Indian hemp

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Another little beetle looking for food on the Common Milkweed.

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Iris versacolor are just about finished their blooming period (about 3 weeks).  All the energy is now going into the seed pods, later into the rhizomes for next spring’s rapid growth.

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I couldn’t resist showing you this nice shadow of this Viceroy.

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The smoke from the fires out west are spreading over the Great Lakes giving a red tinge to the evening sun.  Next post.

One thought on “20150704 Bugs, Beaver and Blossoms

  1. Stunning photos — such detail and precision and variety. I look forward to every post!

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