20160722 Riverside Dr and Forest Access Rd

We inspected Riverside Drive to find these scenes:

A male Monarch, a bee  and Fritillary sharing milkweed nectar:

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Flock of juvenile Canada Geese dabbling for wild rice seed before it surfaces.   This is not a good sign as it indicates a shortage of goose feed before the seed heads of the wild rice emerge above the water surface.

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Male Twelve Spotted Skimmer at rest between meals…

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Clouded Sulphur and Paper(?) Wasp share Goldenrod nectar.

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Nice Cumulus clouds are building from daytime heating over the rocks.

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In the previous post I identified that Hawk as a Broad-winged Hawk.  It might be a Merlin.  Any advice?  Many thanks for help.

If you like close-ups of insects and blooms, try this set of images.

 

2 thoughts on “20160722 Riverside Dr and Forest Access Rd

  1. Tom. great shot of the Monarch and Fritillary “sharing” and the close-ups of insects and blooms reveal so much. THANK YOU and keep “cool” in that heat !!

    • Thanks Krys! I went back and noticed the bee also sharing, hence the edit! That was a male Monarch … see the two dots near the bottom/back of the wings?

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