Cherrie explaining something to onlooking walkers
We explored both flora and fuana. I photographed more of the fuana and less of the flora. It is tough to set up your tripod with a large group trying to crowd around a few plants to get a good view. The breeze would also move the plants back and forth making focusing a challenge.
Aphids on Alder, the Ants come for the sweet juice the Aphids excrete
Interesting patterns made by lichen on tree
Close up of cardinal flowers which are prolific this year
Water smartweed - That's smart as in stings...not intelligence
Swamp Rose Mallow
Several of us became disconnected from the main group as we joyed this beautiful moth. It had the most beautiful white wings, which opened to reveal a pale blue / purple color.
Milkweed bugs on Milkweed plant
Great Egret fishing near end of Dike Trail
We had arrived a bit early, so I did a quick loop of the Black Creek Duck Trail to see what was new there. The place was exploding with mushrooms of different shapes, colors and sizes.