20150814 Trip to Moose Lake via Hwy 529 …. some bugs and blossoms

We saw a lot of late summer activity.  Here are the highlights.

This grasshopper’s flight resembles a high speed butterfly.  Study grasshoppers.

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Keeping track of the photographer…

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Last of the milkweed blossoms attracting bees and butterflies in need of nectar …

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Pods are forming quickly ..

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Yet another nectar source for the last of the Monarchs.

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Jewelweed is a well known soother for poison ivy.

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Joe pie weed flower head is an uncommon place for a grasshopper.

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Joe pie weed just starting to bloom….

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On of my favorite summer (and winter indoor) flowers …  Pearly everlasting.

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A source of nectar for this butterfly (duskywing skipper?)

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Stowing proboscis prior to flight ….

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Bumble bee visiting purple loosestrife

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This shows why purple loosestrife is considered to be an invasive specie in our wetlands:

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After stopping for a “moose tracks” ice cream cone at Moose Lake Trading Post, I headed back to Britt and saw some towering clouds on the northern horizon…..  the subject of yet another post to this blog.

3 thoughts on “20150814 Trip to Moose Lake via Hwy 529 …. some bugs and blossoms

  1. Pingback: 20150814 Trip to Moose Lake …. some bugs and blossoms …. LINK | Brtthome's Blog

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  3. I think that this is a reasonable patch. I’ll try to remove the post out of the title bar now!

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