This is my final display of a Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly. Looking at the three pictures, most people unfamiliar with this butterfly would not believe it is the same insect.
This is another view of the speedy Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly.
This Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly flies around like it has been shot out of cannon. They do not flutter around like your typical butterfly.
Does A Baby Bird Like Me Deserve All This Gray Hair?
I found this little guy perched low to the ground on a flower planter. I am not sure what kind of a bird this is. It was very close to a wren house, but I don't believe that it's a wren.
A Creepy Flower
The Creeping Bellflower (campanula rapunculoides) can quickly become invasive, spreading both from seed (15,000 seeds per plant!) as well as through its root system. It is very difficult to eradicate once established and even Round Up can be ineffective. Digging out all of the tubers may be your only hope, but any missed roots will sprout again and the battle starts all over again.
Like so many barns in the state, the days are few that this barn will remain standing. The thing that piqued my interest in this barn is the small crooked door to the right on the attached lean. I wonder how long it has been since someone walked through that door?
Hollow Rock Sunrise
Hollow Rock Sunrise.
The Baneberry plant may produce bright red or white non-edible berries. These berries are very poisonous and may affect the nervous system. European varieties have fatally poisoned children, but there have been no reported deaths in the U.S. This plant is also known as Actaea, bugbane, and cohosh.
When I first spotted this Pale Beauty Moth, I thought that it was just another Cabbage Butterfly, but it seemed to have a little different style of flying, so I followed it and ended up with this.
I was having a little fun watching these three deer splashing around in the river and taking a few pictures of them when all of a sudden this young Bald Eagle bursts onto the scene! It was flying very low to the water and rounded the bend in the river, which is to the left in the picture. It certainly got the attention of the deer! I am not sure who was more surprised to see the eagle - the deer or me!