As summer draws to an end here are a few samples of what I’ve been photographing.
Late afternoon stormy weather along Hwy 522
Mommy Mallard with her daughters(?).
Last of the Limenitis arthemis taking some nectar from a Goldenrod.
Pearly Everlasting at the prime for harvesting … for straw flower bouquets this winter.
Iridescent Diptera (perhaps a Green Bottle Fly – lucilia) visits the stamens of a male Pearly Everlasting (Dioecious) Plant.
Autumn Meadowhawk on a milkweed leaf …
UGLY, UGLY, UGLY …..
Pilings next to Bill’s dockage for the Little Snick:
Do you see the Cormorant? The seagull?
The last of the Monarch Caterpillars on Milkweed …. that are rapidly forming seed pods….
Skipper on a fall Aster….
Over the next few weeks we’ll watch the change of season affect our flora and fauna. It seems to happen very quickly, similar to spring Equinox.