It’s June, and meteorologically speaking, it’s summer. Here’re some photos taken during May as a way of saying goodbye to spring and hello to summer. Since we started off with a green tree frog perched upon Equisetum, or horsetail, in the top photo, we’ll continue with amphibians.
Hairstreak butterflies are named for the long, hair-like scales that extend from the hind wings. They are pseudo antennae intended to fool would be predators into thinking the hind wing area is the head of the butterfly. The predators attack the tail end of the insect instead of the head. Better to lose a piece of your wing than your head.
There are two types of tent caterpillars in our area, eastern tent caterpillar and forest tent caterpillar. The former builds silken tents in the crotch of tree branches, the later does not.
The Bird Viewing Exhibit is a good place to sit, relax, and watch birds.
That’s all for now.