This post was entered as a “Page” in error back in August 2015! Now, in August 2017 I am moving it back into the blog two years after it was photographed and written.
That will leave “Pages” ( Home, About, Gallery, Making Pictures, & others to come later) up in the title block as ongoing references.
Here is the original August 2015 posting. Not much has changed. Moose Lake still serves very good ice-cream.
We saw a lot of late summer activity. Here are the highlights.
This grasshopper’s flight resembles a high speed butterfly. Study grasshoppers.
Keeping track of the photographer…
Last of the milkweed blossoms attracting bees and butterflies in need of nectar …
Pods are forming quickly ..
Yet another nectar source for the last of the Monarchs.
Jewelweed is a well known soother for poison ivy.
Joe Pye Weed flower head is an uncommon place for a grasshopper.
Joe Pye Weed just starting to bloom….
On of my favorite summer (and winter indoor) flowers … Pearly everlasting.
A source of nectar for this butterfly (duskywing skipper?)
EDIT: Nope! Try American Lady.
Stowing proboscis prior to flight ….
Bumble bee visiting purple loosestrife …
This shows why purple loosestrife is considered to be an invasive specie in our wetlands:
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.