4/19/15. Cut-leaved Toothwort. Cardamine concatenata
4/29/15. Gosling with its Mom.
5/10/15. Spring Cress. Cardamine rhomboidia.
5/18/15. Cinquefoil. Potentilla simplex
5/26/15. Tree Swallows taking advantage of a Bluebird box.
6/06/15. Young grasshopper.
6/15/15. Wasp grasping prey.
6/15/15. Peck's Skipper, Polites peckius.
6/18/15. Eastern Pondhawk with prey.
6/18/15. Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus.
6/24/15. Dot-tailed Whiteface male.
7/18/15. Slender Spreadwing, Lestes rectangularis.
7/26/15. Michigan Lily. "Behold the lilies of the field."
7/30/15. Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus. Cup-plant was popular that day.
8/06/15. Bumble Bee on Cutleaf Teasel
8/06/15. Liatris in full bloom.
8/14/15. Least Skipper, looking very 'least'.
9/15/15. Another view of the Bottle Gentian.
11/04/15. Cattail seedlings.
4/19/15. White Trout-lily. Erythronium albidum.
4/29/15. Bluebird .
5/10/15. Wild Hyacinth. Camissia scilloides
5/26/15. Baskettail with prey. One of the few times Baskettails are quiet.
6/06/15. Baskettail carrying egg mass. One of the few species that does this.
6/11/15. Female Slaty Skimmer in flight
6/15/15. Carolina Saddlebag, Tramea carolina. When these Saddlebags light, they usually are at my eye level. Not easy to photograph.
6/18/15. Looks like the Pondhawk dropped its prey, and is in a standoff with a Unicorn Clubtail.
6/18/15. Plume moth on a daisy.
6/24/15. There are deer at the Wetlands, but they have never stood and stared at me like this one before.
7/08/15. Blue Dasher - mature and a little battered.
7/18/15. Slender Spreadwing.
7/26/15. Obedient Plant.
7/30/15. Clump of Lobelia under a tree.
8/06/15. Black and Yellow Argiope, Argiope aurantia. Not sure what is going on here.
8/14/15. Black Swallowtail towards its end, on a Common Teasel.
8/16/15. Swamp Rose-mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos.
9/04/15. Autumn Meadowhawks, Sympetrum vicinum.
10/05/15. Smartweed Caterpillar.
10/20/15. Pied-billed Grebe. Not a usual resident, but a seriously cute little guy!
4/19/15. Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum.
5/03/15. Wild Geranium. Geranium maculatum.
5/10/15. Female Red-winged Blackbird on a cattail perch.
5/26/15. Red-winged Blackbird on the lookout.
6/06/15. Blue -tipped Dancer female. Argia tibialis.
6/11/15. Slaty Skimmer, Libellula incesta.
6/11/15. Young male Widow Skimmer, Libellula luctosa.
6/18/15. Female Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera. This species is less numerous than it was at the Wetland 5 or 10 years ago.
6/18/15. Widow Skimmer looking pretty battered but not very old.
6//18/15. Six-spotted Fishing Spider. Dolomedes triton.
6/24/15. Another of my iridescent buddies, Ebony Jewelwing male.
7/08/15. Mature and slightly battered Twelve-spotted Skimmer.
7/18/15. I thought this was a Hobomok Skipper, but now I think it is a Peck's. Skippers drive me crazy! Comments welcome.
7/26/15. Sometimes these guys sit there, but most of the time all you get is a splash!
7/30/15. Mating Sulphurs.
8/0615. Monarch peeking around a Liatris.
8/14/15. Ruby Meadowhawk, Sympetrum rubicundulum.
9/13/15. This was a wonderful day!
10/20/15. Song Sparrow.
11/15/15. Autumn Meadowhawks are tame in general and sluggish this time of year. They often land on people.
5/10/15. Blue Violet. Viola sororia.
5/15/15. Newly emerged Dot-tailed Whiteface. Leucorrhinia intacta.
5/26/15. Dot-tailed Whiteface mating wheel. This early species has become more numerous at the Wetland in the last few years.
6/06/15. Ebony Jewelwing, Calopteryx maculata. One of my favorite species. They were more abundant this year at the Wetlands that I have ever seen them.
6/11/15. Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis. Immature male, in the process of turning blue.
6/15/15. Little Wood Satyr, Megisto cymela.
6/18/15. Unicorn Clubtail, Agrigomphys villosipes.
6/18/15. Female Slaty Skimmer.
6/24/15. Another Slaty Skimmer.
6/24/15. Ebony Jewelwing. The female of the species.
7/18/15. Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes. These do not seem to be as common as they used to be.
7/26/15. Eastern Forktail male, Ishnura verticalis.
7/30/15. Cardinal Flower.
8/14/15. Royal River Cruiser, Macromia taeniolata. This was only the second recorded sighting of this species in Lorain County.
9/04/15. Blue Dasher, female or immature male.
10/16/05. Patch of the forest floor. Such variety in a small space!
11/25/15. Last sighting of Odonata for 2015. An Autumn Meadowhawk, of course.
5/10/15. Juvenal's Duskywing. Erynnis juvenalis
5/15/15. One of my favorite trees coming into leaf.
5/26/15. Dot-tailed Whiteface Female.
06/05/15. Blue-tipped Dancer female, brown phase. Argia tibialis.
6/11/15. Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Libellula pulchella.
6/11/15. Blue Dasher male, Pachydiplax longipennis.
6/18/15. Common Whitetail male, Libellula lydia.
6//18/15. Blue-fronted Dancer female, Argia apicalis.
6/24/15. Twelve-spotted Skimmer finishing off a meal.
6/24/15. Halloween Pennant, Celethemis eponina.
7/18/15. Striped Hairstreak, Satyrium liparops, on Meadowsweet.
7/26/15. Cup-plant flower being pollinated.
7/30/15. Goldfinch camouflage.
8/06/15. Bumble bee on Obedient Plant.
8/06/15. Least Skipper, Ancyloxipha numitor
8/14/15. Eyed Brown, Satyrodes euridice.
9/04/15. Katydid. I love the long antennae!
9/15/15. Bottle Gentian, Gentiana andrewsii. This was the first sighting of this flower at the Wetlands. There was one small patch.
10/16/15. Red-winged Blackbirds nest without the usual camouflage.