Monday, September 16, 2019

Summer Is Fading

Summer is beginning the slow slide into Autumn. On today's walk in the Dykeman Spring Nature Park that slide is becoming more evident - Fall flowers are taking over, the Hummingbirds have disappeared, and the butterflies seem to have increased as a sort of last hurrah before they die off (or migrate, in the case of Monarchs) for the season. Here are some scenes from today's walk.

Bindweed (wild Morning Glory) along the nature trail
Virgin's Bower, an invasive but pretty vine, is all over the wetland
Small-flowered White Asters on the forest floor in the wetland
A Northern Crescent butterfly on Boneset up along the edge of the meadow
A Buckeye butterfly (with another in the background) on Boneset along the edge of the meadow
© 2019 by A. Roy Hilbinger

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