Horn Pond is a great place for flowers, birds, dragonflies, and butterflies.
Cedar Waxwing #1
Cedar Waxwing #2
singing "drink your tea"
Belted Kingfisher in silhouette
Dogbane (a real butterfly magnet - see below)
Dogbane is a relative of milkweed, but it is much more toxic. It can have white or pink flowers. It's very pretty close up!
Help with ID would be appreciated
It was humid and in the 80s and after climbing up (it's only 287 feet) and squatting down over and over again to photograph butterflies, I almost blacked out. So I headed down the mountain and restored myself with a couple of cold drinks! I missed the Mass Butterfly Club hike here yesterday, so I was hoping to see some of the pretty hairstreaks that they saw.....I did have pretty good luck with butterflies!