Early Friday morning I went with some friends to a place called the Giving Pond. A 90 acre park near the Delaware Canal State Park. We were in search of those fluttering butterflies....Lots of pictures to show... (and if I incorrectly id something, let me know..I'm always learning.... ;-)
A Pearl Crescent Butterfly, posing for me...
Eastern Tailed-blue...Some dew drops clinging to the leaves as we walk in the chill of the morning.
Sensitive fern...why the name?? because it is the first fern to react to Autumn's cooling temps, so they say...
Couldn't id this one...maybe one of you can?? A buckeye??
Sassafras plant..recognized by me because of the mitten leaf..even though it carries 3 different leaves.
I found out, after drinking tons of root beer in my early years, it is now being seen as a possible cause of liver cancer?? ahhh!
Purple milkweed, rare find for S.E. pa., likes more acidic soils, doesn't produce as much foliage but really cool butterflies love it..like the admirals, and fritillaries.
Silver-spotted skipper...cool spiral tongue!!..even tho they taste with their feet!
Northern Crescent...very common, but pretty design...
Yea, yea, I know, I'm not a butterfly, she saw me last and I think I'm still the cutest thing going in the forest! Wink!! Wink!!
weekend with family
2 weeks ago