Monday, July 15, 2013

Mid-July/Nature Notes

Wildflowers along a boardwalk in a swamp

Largest square: Wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala) on a blade of grass.

Moving clockwise: field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis); moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria), blue vervain (Verbena hastata), Marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustra) and blue flag (Iris versicolour)  still in bloom.

* Please note that I include botanical names because common names differ from area to area.
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21 comments:

Buttons said...

Beautiful. B

Revrunner said...

I spotted some butterflies on my hike along a canal earlier today. But would any of them stay still long enough to be photographed? No way!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

loving the moth. great mosaic. ( :

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice collage of nature snaps.

Kerri said...

A lovely collage!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. The only one I knew was the blue flag which grows here although I may have seen a couple of the others and just know know what they are. Our world has so many beautiful things.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that wood nymph is gorgeous!

Lois Evensen said...

So pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful mosaic, the wood nymph is my favorite. But, I also love the iris.

Carver said...

Beautiful nature collage. I love that variety of iris.

Michelle said...

I really like the vibrancy of the colors with the muted color of the butterfly in the middle. Nice.

Stephanie said...

The flower shots are exquisite! Love the butterfly!

Jack said...

The wood nymph is striking, even without bright colors.

Randy said...

Another marvelous group.

Rose said...

Great collage...I cannot pick out my favorite. I love the depth of field in all of these.

ladyfi said...

Oh wow - what lovely lovely shots!

llandudnopictures said...

Another collection of gorgeous summery shots!

Sandra said...

i saw one of these butterflies in our front yard yesterday, he was sitting in the yellow flowers, i went out with camera and chased him for a while but alas, no photo

Sue said...

I love the unusual color and markings of that butterfly.

=)

edenhills said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Rambling Woods said...

I always learn something here. I am missing the monarchs here..so hot and humid and I am sure you have been the same...Michelle

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