Saturday, May 5, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • April 20

Cabbage White with head buried in a Common Blue Violet

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Millipede. The scientific name of this large millipede is Apheloria virginiensis. It has no common name.

Question Mark. There is currently a number of news stories on how this has been a remarkable year for Red Admiral butterflies with an apparent population explosion. It seems to me that while not as prodigious, a number of other species, like Question Mark, are also around in larger than expected numbers.

Large-flower Trillium. At the time of this writing (May 5th), these flowers have finally begun to fade.

Virginia Bluebells. These flowers, too, are now far past peak.

White-breasted Nuthatch. Nuthatches never fade and can be counted on 365 days a year!

White-tailed Deer. This looks like a pregnant doe. I've seen a few such deer in my daily travels lately. Can wait for the newly born fawns!

American Lady. This particular individual is looking pretty worn and beat up. There are still plenty of Ladies with fresh-looking wings.

Garden Yellowrocket. Common names change from time to time. Most may know this wildflower by its previous name Winter Cress.

Wild Geranium. With the blooming of this wildflower, can we finally exhale and say that winter weather is finally over?