Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blooms and More at BHCL

Hedge Bindweed (wild morning glory)

again, with just a tiny pink tinge....so delicate and pretty!

Mother Nature used the color wheel for this combo!

Cabbage Whites (mating)

An early fireworks display

Whorled Yellow Loosestrife

Deptford Pink

Robber Fly with prey

Banded Hairstreak on milkweed

Wasp - Trogus pennator
(This orange-bodied wasp parasitizes the larvae of Swallowtail butterflies.)

After work, I walked around my own overgrown yard to check out any wildlife.  One of the foxes that was around refused to cooperate for photos, but yes, at least one was still nearby.

Eastern Comma

Working on ID


House Wren

Banded Hairstreak

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
(Someone's happy I refilled the feeder after Alaska!)

After an evening appointment, I attempted to get to BHCL before the sun set entirely.   

 American Goldfinch eating some seeds in the meadow

Most of the light was gone already.

The road to Oz


  1. The photo labelled "Robber Fly with prey" looks like a bumblebee attacking a honey bee 0_0

    Anyways, cool photos! (I think I was there the same night)

    1. I saw you! Wasn't the sky beautiful?

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    3. Robber Flies mimic the appearance of bumblebees to fool unsuspecting honeybees and wasps, which they feed on. It also helps them ward off would-be predators who mistakenly think they are capable of stinging.