|Common Tern Overhead|
|Eastern Amberwing at Rest|
|Hymenoptera Grand Central Station|
This is another shot worth making bigger to see the details. It was Insect Grand Central Station. There's two bumblebees and the green bee that I posted about in the first post, at least. I can't tell if one of the brown spots is just a dead bit of plant or if it's a bug. Either way... that's a lot of bees on one plant.
|Clouded Sulphur Very Clearly|
So I checked this guy out on several websites. I thought he was a Little Yellow, like I saw at Midewin. Turns out that he's a Clouded Sulphur instead. I love his big green eyes.
|Frog with a Tat?|
Yet another Southern Leopard Frog. I'm starting to think they're the only frogs living in Northern Illinois. If you look at his left front foot, you can see his veins. That's a little odd, isn't it? Maybe he's the counter-culture frog and it's a tattoo. This was the only frog out there who would let me take his picture. Most other frogs I didn't see. I heard them as they went 'plip' into the water as I approached.
|Someone Paid Attention in Geometry|
|Spiderweb with No One Home|
|Vervain Looks over Saganashkee Slough|
As you may have noticed, I have a macro lens and I'm not afraid to use it. But I did catch this landscape on one side of the Slough and I just loved it. The tree and the vervain in front, the water in the middle-ground and the forest and sky in the back, keep your eye traveling throughout the whole photo.
Okay, that's the end of that trip. Later the same day I went to the Hedge for a few minutes. I'll post those next.