June 1. Eggs have hatched. Mom and Dad are taking turns feeding. Can't see the babies yet.
June 2. Crook Street Wetlands. Daisies in bloom.
June 8. When we have this puddle in the driveway, it is like a waterhole in the desert. Everything comes to drink and bathe in spite of the birdbath and other sources of water around. But this is the first time I saw a Kildeer take a bath.
June 9. Crook Street Wetlands. First shot this year of a Tiger Swallowtail.
June 13. Turtles on my pond don't usually stay put long enough to get a shot. This one did.
June 16. Rose after the rain at CBG.
June 18. The Barn Swallows are leaving the nest. Here's one of the babies sitting with Papa.
June 21. Moth Mullein at CSW shot with my P&S. I found a couple of isolated plants, but more than I have seen in the last couple of years.
June 23. Pasture or Carolina Rose, appropriately blooming in my pasture.
June 28. Cobwebs loaded with dew beads like this usually don't come until later in the year.
June 1. Song Sparrow doing his thing on a fencepost in front of the blackberry patch.
April 4. The Mock Orange bush is in full bloom.
June 8. Photographed this mini-Dahlia before I planted it.
June 10. Evening sunlight on the Foxtail Barley at Margaret Peak Preserve.
June 14. Papa Red-Winged Blackbird is spectacular, but Mama does most of the work.
June 16. Foxglove after the rain at CBG.
June 18. This is how you do it, kid!
June 21. Bittersweet Nightshade at CSW.
June 23. These Pasture Roses are popular.
June 29. Went to Back to the Wild this morning. A section of the front Garden.
June 2. Crook Street Wetlands. Wild and rapidly changing skies.
June 5. Was planning a photo of the Spiderwort flower, but got a bonus! Hoverflies are one of my favorites.
June 9. Cinquefoil are blooming. I will be trying for a better shot.
June 12. I really didn't need another Kildeer at the water hole picture, but this one was irresistible,
June 15. This chipmunk at the Crook Street Wetlands only stayed put for one frame of a burst!
June 19. Went with CMNH on a tour of the Green Building at Oberlin College. Absolutely fascinating. Listening too hard to take many shots.
June 22. Went to Old Woman Creek with the Odonata Society. Very few Oldes, but I did see some Ebony Jewelwings, Calopterix maculata, which are among my favorites.
June 26. Swamp Milkweed in the Crook Street Wetlands is budding out.
June 29. Red Tail Hawk at Back to the Wild.
June 2. Crook Street Wetlands. Female Whitetail. Libellula lydia. Another common and easily photographed dragonfly.
June 6. A really bad image. Just grabbed the camera when I saw the pair of Rose Breasted Grosbeaks. Hope they come back for a better photo-op. I love having them around.
June 9. Crook Street Wetlands. Female Blue Fronted Dancer, Argia apicalis.
June 13. Widow Skimmer, Libellula luctuosa, perched around our pond.
June 13. These dead trees at the Crook Street Wetlands are prime bird perches. Foxglove Beardtongue in the foreground.
June 17. Went on a walk with Jeanne Buttle Williams at Margaret Peak. She showed me the Red Tail Hawk's nest with this baby.
June 20. Noticed this Chipping Sparrow around the feeder and the driveway. I need to do a project on how many different kinds of Sparrows I have during the year.
June 22. We also went to Sherman Marsh.
June 26. Female Eastern Forktail, Ishnura verticalis, chomping on a moth.
June 2. Crook Street Wetlands. Immature Slaty Skimmer, Libellula incesta. The mature male is blue.
June 7. Spent a while set up in the barn. These guys are too quick for the amount of light up there. Will try when there is more light, but they grow before my very eyes. Mom and Dad are running their wings ragged. Not many bugs in this cold rainy weather.
June 9. Daisies are attractive to all sorts of pollinators.
June 13. Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Libellula pulchella.
June 15. Remember the goslings at the CSW back in May? Here they go! Couldn't get a better view.
June 17. Azure Bluets, Enallagma aspersum tandem at Margaret Peak.
June 21. Female Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera, at CSG. These little girls have always been one of my favorites.
June 22. Nodding Thistle at Sherman Marsh. I don't remember seeing these around home.