Saturday, July 23, 2016
I missed the semipalmated sandpiper reported at the reservoir's Big Branch area this week, but on Thursday I found some other picturesque wildlife there. Besides the 40 plus Canada geese, I counted 11 tiger swallowtails on the mud and a nearby buttonbush -- a good count for a summer which has been slow for butterflies so far.
A green heron and spotted sandpiper
unidentified moth [Addendum: Since this post, I've come across a moth species called tulip tree beauty moth, which might be what I have here.]
Friday, July 8, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
After visiting the National Gallery of Art in DC on Saturday, I took a long stroll down the Mall to the Lincoln Memorial. Preparations for the fireworks were in evidence.