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Laying by ear

Lying down within a tall patch of weedy greens, this deer was mostly hidden from view — not far off the path, but virtually invisible if not for its aural appendages.

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How Green Was My Katydid

Master of disguise — or at least of leafy mimicry — this palish green Katydid (I think) was hard to spot in passing, even though it took up a good portion of the real estate offered by a large Japanese … Continue reading

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Fewer than fifty shades of black(berry)

In a few bramble patches around the lake, blackberries were in varying degrees of ripeness — from red-flag tart, through wine-tinged temptation, to an inky invitation to sweetness. These are probably Common or Allegheny blackberries (Rubus allegheniensis).

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Wheel of becoming

Seems to be the season for damselfly get togethers. This pair of Familiar bluets (Enallagma civile) wasn’t the only couple around Franklin Lake making an effort to continue their species.

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Northern flights

Searching the Spring tree tassles for tiny insects, in a bit of turnabout, this Northern Parula may have gotten its own taste of ‘warbler’s neck’ discomfort.

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Theloneliest Munk

This little Eastern chipmunk may not be lonely at all. He/she just happened to be sitting alone on the edge of one of the main paths at Weltz Park.

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See sawfly

A small sawfly (perhaps in the Tenthredininae family) marched all over the much larger leaves of a milkweed plant, here exploring the area near the pink-purple midrib of the leaf.

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