PHOTOPAGE 408

   

   

 

 June 2010

I've come to see the Bindweed (408.13) blossom as an example of the visual grace that is available to those of us who spend time among the uncultivated plants at the park. Related to the Morning Glory, it is considered invasive and undesirable to those who garden and wish their territory un-invaded. Other plants, however, do find a way to share space with the tangling vines of Bindweed and out here, it is a gardener-free environment. 

For Dog-Day Harvest Fly fans only: Yes, I have heard the whirring and chirring from the trees on June 30th (I usually don't hear them till late July.

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408.11 Ailanthus Moth Atteva punctella

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408.12 Tachinid Flies on Milkweed  

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408.13  Bindweed Convolvulus arvensis

   

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408.1 Bottle-brush Grass   Elymus hystrix

 

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408.2 Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense

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408.14  Grapevine

<<< On the left, an example of trying to climb up ones  body by holding onto ones legs? Boxelder or Maple  Bugs (408.6) emerge from hibernation and cluster in varied patterns. Nymphs (immature adults) are seen with the full winged adults.

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 408.4 Sulfur Butterfly on thistle 

 

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408.5 Sunflower 

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408.8  Milkweed Beetle

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 408.6 Boxelder Bugs Boisea trivittata

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408.7 Rose Mallow  

 

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408.9 Oak 

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408.3 Iris blade pattern 

 Above, an acorn has fallen into a crevice of the local spillway and this seedling shows perhaps 6 weeks of rapid growth. 

 

To the right, a Salsify seed head ready to disperse and take root elsewhere.

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408.10 Goatsbeard (Salsify) Tragopogon dubius

 

 

   

 
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