|Migratory: It Doesn't Just Explain What It Does|
This is a Migratory Grasshopper. I kept looking at websites and going, "Great, it migrates, but what kind is it???" Turns out that it's the name as well as what it does.
|Leopard Frog Looks Before He Leaps|
|Bottle Gentian Plant|
|Shades of Purple and Blue|
Anyway, this robin just hopped down in front of me. When I was a kid, we would have called this guy (who's a juvenile in the process of getting his adult feathers) a "Robin Red-Breast", but apparently kids these days snicker too much because all the websites now say "American Robin." I guess it's along the same line as beavers now living in 'lodges' instead of 'dams'.
|The Moth That Came in from the Cold|
Again, if I hadn't seen the name of it while looking for something else, I probably would have assumed it was a bright beetle or something, but it is in fact an adult moth! It's an Ailanthus Webworm Moth. You can see what he'd look like with his wings out here. These things are apparently everywhere from Costa Rica to Canada, but I'm pretty sure I'd never seen one before this guy got into my building.
Okay, that's it for the end of summer/early fall hike at the bog. I'm heading back in early October to drop off some photos for a contest, so we'll see what changes happen between the seasons.