Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Roadside/ Nature Notes

Seen beside the road this week in central Ontario

Starting with the largest square and moving clockwise: inside an oxeye daisy a golden crab spider capturing a woodland skipper, bird's-foot trefoil, wild blackberries, blue eyed grass, yellow lady's-slipper, bladder campion

For those who are interested in the botanical names (because common names often vary around the world):
oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
wild blackberries (Rubus fruticosus)
blue eyed grass (Sisyrinchium montanum)
yellow lady's-slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum)
bladder campion (Silene vulgaris)


For more Nature Notes,  please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods by clicking  HERE.

13 comments:

Leora said...

Thank you for posting all the names of these lovely roadside beauties. I especially like yellow lady's slipper. I remember as a child learning one was not allowed to pick lady's slipper in New Hampshire.

Kris said...

All the flowers have shut down for the winter here. There look fantastic though!

Ann said...

I learn soemthing today, I didn't know daisies capture insects.

Lara Neusiedler said...

superb! such wonderful colours - full of joy!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful collage!I'm always learning with you and your beautiful blog, thanks for those names.
hugs
Léia

BJ Roan said...

I'm amazed at the beauty to be found along the road. I often stop on the way to the garden to take a picture of something, be it animal or vegetation. Love the collage.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent collage, EG. You have such a good eye for nature---everything else too. Does your hat still fit--hahahaha!!!
Anyway---the pictures are great. MB

B SQUARED said...

I'm going to use these as a guide for me next week.

Carver said...

It's so much fun to see what's growing on the roadside. You have quite a diverse group here and thanks for the identifications.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Beautiful and I appreciate the names. I just noticed some skippers on my verbena, but I can never figure out what they are.... Lovely for Nature Notes....Michelle

A piece of news said...

Just this morning I had a little brown bird land on my office windowsill and proceed to eat a live cricket. It was grisly. Now I see this! ;)

What a day!

Rose said...

I like them all...the butterfly looks like it is a part of the flower almost.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful nature mosaic. The yellow lady slipper is pretty, I only see the pink lady slipper around here.

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