Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kellog Eastern Tiger Swallowtail dark form; Great Spangled Fritillary 7/31/13

On 7/31/13, our 3rd location for the dark form of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail this week--this time at  Derby's Kellog Center in Derby CT.  Also present in the pond field across from the building, 2 Monarchs and a few Great Spangled Fritillaries:
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail dark form, dorsal

Monarch, 7/31/13, Kellog Center, Derby CT

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, dark form, ventral

Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritiallary, 7/31/13

Great Spangled Fritillary, 7/31/13

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Milford leps & birds, 7/28-30/13

Milford leps and birds; Nettleton Pond is the pond at the terminus of Nettleton Creek, the border between Walnut Beach and Silver Sands State Park in Milford CT.  The Buckeye is our garden FOY.
Moth, species undetermined, Eisenhower Park, 7/30/13
Monarch Nettleton Pond (SSSP), 7/29/13

Caterpillar on Spartina, Milford Point, 7/28/13

Green Heron, Nettleton Pond, 7/29/13

Green Heron, Nettleton Pond, 7/29/13

Common Tern juvenile, 7/28/13 Milford Point
Buckeye, 7/29/13 Home Garden

Zabulon Skipper, male, Eisenhower Park, 7/30/13

Zabulon Skipper, male, Eisenhower Park, 7/30/13

Zabulon Skipper, male, Eisenhower Park, 7/30/13

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, home garden 7/29/13

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bauer Park CBA 7/27/13

Some images from the Bauer Park CBA walk on 7/27/13:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Clouded Sulphur, ventral

Clouded Sulphur, dorsal

Least Skipper

Mating Peck's Skippers, male on left

Mating Peck's Skippers

Little Glassywing on Charla

Cecropia cats

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Virgin Tiger Moth, Bauer Park, Madison CT 7/27/13

A Virgin Tiger Moth (Grammia virgo) at Bauer Park in Madison CT during a CBA trip on 7/27/13 led by Maryann Nazarchyk and Gary Lemmon.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Red-spotted Purple, 7/24/13 Milford CT

A few pictures of a Red-spotted Purple (with a chunk out of left FW) and a very fresh Monarch on buddleia in our garden.  It's our home garden FOY [7/24/12] Monarch--may it be a harbinger of many more:
Our FOY home garden Monarch ventral, 7/24/13

Red-spotted Purple dorsal 7/24/13 Milford garden

Red-spotted Purple ventral 7/24/13 Milford garden

Red-spotted Purple ventral 7/24/13 Milford garden

Monday, July 22, 2013

Great Pond, Simsbury, 7/22/13

The last 8 photos from are Simsbury's Great Pond today (7/22/13)on a quest to find the Mississippi Kite.  No Kite, but a few interesting things; the first 9 images are from Milford yard and Milford Point.
Clouded Sulphur

Delaware Skipper




Summer Azure

resting Semipalmated Sandpipers

part of about 4,000 Semipalmated Sandpipers

Semipalamted Sandpipers


Solitary Sandpiper



Solitary  Sandpiper

Red-spotted Purple

Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)

Appalachian Brown