On the stinky brink
Looking something like a squishy flying saucer, this Green stink bug nymph (perhaps Chinavia halaris
) held a precarious-looking but steady position as half its body seemed to float in space at the edge of a leaf.
Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Weltz Park
Tagged bug, Chinavia halaris, Green stink bug, Green stink bug nymph, insect, nature, nature photography, park, stink bug nymph
Mullein it over
This lone stalk of Moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria
) was poised like a purple-faced scarecrow standing guard over a field in Tatum Park.
Crest in show
Just here for the summer to breed and hang out, the Great crested flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus
) makes quite an impression due to its relatively large size and sun-colored underside.
The Indigo Swirls
A few outcroppings of Horseflyweed or Wild indigo (Baptisia tinctoria
) added a welcoming sprig of sunny color to a parched patch of meadow between two wooded trails at Charleston Springs.
Not long out of the nest and probably not quite ready for full flight, this little Gray catbird fledgling was hopping from low branch to low branch. After a few minutes, one of its parents came by with a snack.
Posted in Birds, Fauna, Joe Palaia Park
Tagged 'The Razor's Edge', baby bird, bird, birding, catbird, catbird fledgling, fledgling, Gray Catbird, nature, nature photography, park
Wine and celandine
A few stems of Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus
) provided heady, bright highlights to a mostly shady wooded path.
Posted in Flora, Flowers, Tatum Park
Tagged Celandine, Chelidonium majus, Greater celandine, nature, nature photography, park, wildflower, woodlands, yellow wildflower