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Photos from PTH15 on 2003-Aug09:
Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum): plant Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum): flowers+buds Virginia ctenuchid moth (Ctenucha virginica): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve): Smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve): flower Smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve): closeup Flat-topped aster (Doellingeria umbellata): Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis): Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria):

Photos from MossSpurRoad on 2003-Aug09:
Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis): many Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis): many Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis): many Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis): patch Redtailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis): screams at us Redtailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis): screams at us Bumblebee (Bombus sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Bumblebee (Bombus sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Bumblebee (Bombus sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Hornet (Vespa sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Hornet (Vespa sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Hornet (Vespa sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Hornet (Vespa sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Hornet (Vespa sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Hornet (Vespa sp): on Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Strawberry-blite (Chenopodium capitatum): Strawberry-blite (Chenopodium capitatum): closeup with Fly (Diptera sp) Strawberry-blite (Chenopodium capitatum): closeup Common evening-primrose (Oenothera biennis): Yellow avens (Geum aleppicum): Fritillary butterfly (Argynnini sp): on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Fritillary butterfly (Argynnini sp): with Bee (Apoidea sp) on Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium purpureum) Blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis): seed-stage Many-flowered aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides): Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis): solitary Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis): solitary posing Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare): Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare): closeup Orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius): on Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius): on Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius): on Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Bulrush (Scirpus sp): Bulrush (Scirpus sp): Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris):

Note: the red-tailed hawk flew in circles above us, and screamed, while we were at the Jewelweed patch.

Note: while at the Jewelweed patch, I observed many Bumblebees and many hornets visiting the flowers, and noticed that the hornets visited the "wrong" end of the flower; apparently they get at the nectar by chewing through the end of the long spur; this method is "wrong" for the Jewelweed as it cannot effect pollenation. (The black&white hornets were more numerous than the black&yellow.)