Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mid July/Nature Notes

York Regional Forest last weekend

Butterfly sipping nectar from dogbane at the edge of the forest.  In fact, all these photos were taken at the edge of the forest while I waited for an indigo bunting to appear. (FYI: He did show up but at too far a distance to get a good photo.)

Moving clockwise: soapwort (Saponaria officinalis), bladder campion (Silene cucubalus), wild grass. speedwell (Veronica) and lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria).

Please note that I include the botanical names because common names vary so widely.

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33 comments:

aka Penelope said...

What pretty subtle markings on the butterfly! I see there are lots of nice things to be found at the edges of forests. :)

Lowell said...

This is mid-July already? Do you know what that means - Christmas is coming soon! OMG! I think I'll skip it this year and celebrate only Hanukkah!

It's nice that you captured a bit of July in the forest before the snows come!

Birdman said...

Mid- July? Stop it! Right now! I mean it!

Buttons said...

Oh these are lovely. I love that you use the real names I learn something knew making me much smarter. Well maybe not but you are doing your part:)They are truly beautiful. B

LONDONLULU said...

Oh that butterfly! I like that you include both names as I'm learning too :) (But please don't let it be mid-July already, eek).

Jill said...

Beautiful collage of such lovely flowers! The butterfly is the icing on the cake!

Halcyon said...

I really like the butterfly. You always have the best nature shots. :)

TexWisGirl said...

pretty! and lucky you to even SEE the indigo!

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful mosaic- love that shot of the butterfly!

Susan said...

Very, very lovely!

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for the flower photos identified with both names. But what is the name of that butterfly? It is not one I recognize. It is great to have a walk in the woods.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I recognize all the plants, but am totally hopeless with names.Lovely summer collage here EG.

RedPat said...

Perfect July shot, EG!

see you there! said...

Bladder campion is a new one for me and I really like its delicate shape and color.

Darla

George said...

Thanks for sharing another beautiful collage. It looks as if July is a great time to visit the forest in your neck of the woods.

Pat Tillett said...

Great grouping of beautiful photos!

Carver said...

Your world is very beautiful. I like all the shots but especially like the butterfly.

Michelle said...

Sweet that you captured that butterfly!

Mary said...

I like the botanical names..I cannot remember them well, but this will help.

Lisa Gordon said...

Each of these photographs is just beautiful, and I love the way you have presented them here. So nicely done!

Janie said...

What a lovely composite of nature shots. Well done!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What gorgeous pictures -- a lovely wildflower July collage. Glad you saw the Indigo Bunting (I'm envious!)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That's a really well-done collection of photos! Thanks for including the botanical names.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful mosaic. Love the butterfly. I haven't even heard of most of the flowers.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful butterfly and collage!

Louis la Vache said...

Your mosaics are always delightful!

«Louis» was happy to see that you had visited San Francisco Bay Daily Photo!

Randy said...

Very nice collage.

Rambling Woods said...

Really..I guess it is mid-july already and hot..hot..hot.. Love to know what the butterfly is but great to learn more about the plants. I want to identify as many as I can in my area....Michelle

Rohrerbot said...

It's amazing how much some of the botanical names change from one country to the other.....and let's not go into different languages!! Within the Spanish speaking world, each country has their own name for the same plant. It's a bit overwhelming at times.

Your pics are golden:)

Rose said...

Beautiful, EG. But then anything with green in it looks wonderful to these eyes of mine!

Michelle said...

Beautiful...I love seeing so many at once. Thank you for that!

eileeninmd said...

The butterfly is pretty, I do not think I have seen one like this. Lovely wildflowers and butterfly shots.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful images, nicely presented.

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