Category Archives: Tatum Park

Sentry park

This lone stalk of Moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria) was poised like a purple-faced scarecrow standing guard over a field in Tatum Park.

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Sunspot

A few stems of Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus) provided heady, bright highlights to a mostly shady wooded path.

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Snake on a plain

Almost stepped on this Garter snake as it was making its way across a grassy park path to a meadow. It froze still for a bit, then took off at a surprisingly speedy sprint back to the woods.

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Coarse & buggy

Huddled closely together on a bumpy seed pod, these Large milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus) in various stages of development — from young nymphs & teenagers to adults — didn’t seem to need much personal space. (Earlier post about a different … Continue reading

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Lord of the red spot sea

Perched among some woody squiggle vines, this Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) blended in very well with the branch bark, other than adding one small spot of color.

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