Sunday, September 18, 2016

Tower Hill Dahlia Show and More

I visited Tower Hill Botanic Garden today to see the Dahlia Show.  It was wonderful, and I also enjoyed walking the gardens under cloudy skies.  I didn't see too many butterflies, even though it was plenty warm enough.  I saw a few Cabbage Whites in the vegetable garden, a Gray Hairstreak near the parking lot, a Monarch also around the vegetable garden and a Great Spangled Fritillary in the systematic gardens.

House Wren

Downy Woodpecker

Black-Capped Chickadee

Dahlias in the outdoor gardens:







Dahlias in the show (indoors):









  



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They really are an interesting and beautiful flower!

Back outdoors:


Great-Spangled Fritillary


Red-Eyed Vireo



Eastern Bluebird

Not sure what this one is.

Stick sculpture in the woods









Gray Hairstreak


Ruby-Throated Hummingbird