Sunday, October 07, 2018

Scenes from the Sunday Constitutional

On this week's Sunday walk in the park the Fall color change is becoming noticeable, mostly yellows. All the Fall Asters are up and blooming - White Wood Asters, New York Asters, Calico Asters, Spotted Knapweed - all over both the wetland area and the upland meadow, and they're being visited by all manner of small winged critters. The north duck pond was especially photogenic today, as was one particular Calico Aster bush up on the meadow. Come and see!

Calico Asters along the Dykeman Walking Trail in the wetland
Touches of autumnal color around the north duck pond
A Dwarf Bumblebee on Spotted Knapweed by the pond
This Painted Turtle was giving me the stink eye from a safe spot in the middle of the pond
A pair of Mallards on the north duck pond
A Pearl Crescent butterfly on Calico Aster up on the meadow
I spotted this Firefly on a blade of grass as I left the park on the east end of the meadow
© 2018 by A. Roy Hilbinger 

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen a firefly in the daytime. Then again, I wouldn't have recognized it anyway!