20170712 Rose, Coreopsis, White Water Lily, Heal All, Milkweed beetles, Monarch Caterpillars, Grass Pink, Elderberry, Softrush

Photo above:  Oft-photographed Big (Gereaux) Lake

The Highway 529 roadside showed some new sights….

This wild rose is in full bloom…

See the spider web attached to this Coreopsis …

Fragrant White Lily on metallic waterscape …

Heal-all in full bloom in lawns and roadsides …

A Red Milkweed Beetle is exploring the edge of this milkweed leaf….

Two more unidentified beetles on the popular Common Milkweed plant:

Two Monarch Butterfly caterpillars share a leaf with a visiting  spider …

Lunchtime in the milkweed patch….

A nice Dianthus ameria {or Grass Pink) along the roadside …

The (black-fruited) Common Elderberry is in bloom now.  Read Andy Fyon’s information about Red Elderberry (which is poisonous) and this Common Elderberry (which produces good berries for jams and jellies).  The Red Elderberry bloomed about a month ago.

This might be a young Differential grasshopper.

The grasses, sedges and rushes are blooming and “fruiting” now.  Here is a Softrush in full bloom:

And here is a  yet-to-be-identified plant, which we’ll keep an eye on:

Summer is upon us, at last.

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2 thoughts on “20170712 Rose, Coreopsis, White Water Lily, Heal All, Milkweed beetles, Monarch Caterpillars, Grass Pink, Elderberry, Softrush

  1. Thank you so much Tom .. partial to the wild rose (has a soft scent) and the Dianthus ameria. The insects are fascinating eh!!! xoxo

    • That is the first time that I’ve seen that Pink, so it was a treat. Yes, I hadn’t realized that there was so much insect activity when we have sunshine. Keeps me very busy trying to ID the rascals.

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