20160621 Riverside Rd bugs & blooms. A clearwing

We went for a short drive to check out the milkweeds and saw some new blooms and their visitors:

Daisy Fleabane:

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Tragopogon dubius as seen from an unfamiliar angle …

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A variety of flies are visiting the blossoms ..

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… including this moth drinking milkweed nectar:

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… which it shared with this Silvery Checkerspot:

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While the Hobomok Skipper supped on vetch nectar.  (I am finding that getting a correlation of butterfly and its preferred nectar to be an aid to identification.)

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Here is that unidentified flying beetle again.  This time deep in the Northern Raisin flower cluster.

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This Sheep Laurel is two weeks behind the Sheep Laurel in the open bogs.  It is located on Riverside Rd,  in a very small fen on the north side of the road across from Barb and Steve’s big rock outcrop.

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The blueberry crop is coming along fine this year.  Hopefully we’ll  soon get some rain so that the Teddy Bears can have their July picnics.

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See the black eye streak and black bill?  A giveaway.

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The warm weather has really moved things along.  I cannot keep up so I’ll do a bit more editing over the next few weeks as we get into summer.

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2 thoughts on “20160621 Riverside Rd bugs & blooms. A clearwing

  1. Tom, SO LOVELY – esp. the blueberry crop. It’s difficult to choose pix for my new home – too many must-haves. THANK YOU for ALL XOXO

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