September Nature Walk

A taste of late summer.

From the natural area at the University of Michigan – Dearborn:


Orchard Trail


Bee on Wingstem flower


Pearl Crescent Butterfly with bees on a Wingstem flower


Frog tadpole and fish fry in Fairlane Lake


American Bullfrog in Fairlane Lake


Ripening Wild Rose Hips (… possibly “harvestable” for Rose Hip Tea?)


Damselfly (ID?)


A spider, her shadow, and her web (ID?)


Dragonfly on brown leaves (ID?)


Bees galore — they love the bright, yellow Wingstem flowers, which grow in abundance along the trails.


A vividly-colored Meadowhawk dragonfly on a burr by Rose Garden Pond


A bird peeks out from the leaves… could not tell what it was — Nashville Warbler? Female Redstart?


Mysterious, red berries (?) growing on some kind of stalk out of the forest floor.

That is all for now — cheers to the oncoming fall!

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