June Floral Photos

Some images of June’s flora…

bergamot
Wild Bergamot with Bumble Bee.
butterfly weed
Butterfly Weed with Bumble Bee.
lotus
Lotus in early June.
lotus
Open Lotus flower with seed head in center.
lotus
Maturing seed head of Lotus.
rudbeckia
Rudbeckia or Black-eyed Susan.
pickerelweed
Pickerelweed.
blackberry
Ripening Blackberry.
buttonbush
Buttonbush.
Queenn anne's lace
Queen Anne’s Lace with White-margined Burrower Bugs.
trumpet vine
Trumpet Vine or Trumpet Creeper.
trumpet vine
Trumpet Vine with ant inspecting the bell of the trumpet.

What have you seen?

4 responses to June Floral Photos

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    Judy Overby says:

    Greg, your Lotus photographs are lovely. Are the plants a native species? Also, have you seen yellow butterfly weed? I have seen it growing in Chatham Co.

    • Greg Dodge, Ranger
      Greg Dodge, Ranger says:

      There is a native lotus, but the one in the Wetlands is not that one, it’s an Asian variety.
      I haven’t seen any wild growing “yellow” butterfly weed, but have seen it in gardens. Does it tend to attract more, or fewer, insects than the orange variety?

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    Wendy says:

    Do you happen to have a good home remedy for bee stings? My husband has taken up bee keeping and I think I might need it…

    • Greg Dodge, Ranger
      Greg Dodge, Ranger says:

      The best remedy is to avoid being stung, be nice to the bees. But, if you’re involved in bee keeping, even by marriage, there’s probably no way to avoid the inevitable.
      Personally, I’ve used mud or wet sand applied directly to the sting, it’s always seemed to help relieve the initial pain, at least in my mind.
      Here’s a link to what others have tried:

      http://www.grannymed.com/meds/bee-sting.aspx

      As you can see (if you clicked the link), everybody’s got a remedy. By the way, although most of the remedies on the above link look harmless enough, I don’t recommend or endorse any of them.

      Good luck!

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