Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oatka Creek Park • August 28

Great Spangled Fritillary. These large orange butterflies are still hanging on along the creekside.

Spotted Sandpiper. This is a juvenile with a very pronounced white eye ring.

Monarch. Despite its petals being finished, this Green-headed Coneflower still appears to be inviting to our winged friend.

Panicled Asters. Suddenly, these flowers are becoming numerous along the field trails of the park.

Goldenrod along Bluebird Trail. The goldenrod has not yet peaked as witnessed by all the green among the yellow. Two of the bluebird nesting boxes can be seen in the distance as tiny specks left of center. (You may wish to click on the picture for a larger version.)

New England Aster. Another fall wildflower has begun blooming. This was an isolated plant, also along Bluebird Trail. I also saw my first fall migrant passerine (song bird) today: a Yellow-rumped Warbler. The changing of the seasons is fast upon us!