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Old Aug 2, 2010, 8:31 AM   #1
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Not a lot of spare photography time lately - busy preparing for a park special event, and the change to working with school groups. But here are a few recent photos "along the trail" in the park.

First the young Buck that has been hanging around near the park maintenance area - he's finally getting to learn to be shy of people and vehicles!
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Have recently seen a big emergence of clearwing moths - not sure which species, but I think it's the Hummingbird Moth. Here's one shot of the larva, and a few of the adult enjoying Swamp Milkweed nectar:
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Swamp Milkweed continues to attract lots of other pollinators, as does the abundant Thistle bloom. Here are some bees and wasps enjoying both.
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Spearmint has come into bloom in the marshy places lately, and many butterflies are enjoying the "spicy" nectar. Here are some of the little ones - a Gray Hairstreak and a Cabbage White (also one honeybee)...
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And here are some skippers enjoying Thistle nectar (first is Silver Spotted Skipper, not sure which species the tiny one is, still working on that...)
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Some more Dragonflies emerging lately too. Here's a Black Shouldered Spinylegs (don't you love those eyes!), and a teneral White Tail (testing the 35-105 as a "bug" lens).
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Recent storms should bring out some more late-season discoveries. Hoping for more time soon to go out and enjoy them!

Hope you enjoyed these views along the park trails. Thanks for any comments or critique!
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Excellent series, Mole!
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Mole, you have outdone yourself on these - the second clear-wing shot is simply spectacular. What would we do without milkweeds to attract insects?
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A wonderful series - love all the butterflies and moths.
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