I've no good excuse for going missing for nearly a week, other than an almost total lack of photographic evidence of what I've been up to.
There's this, though.
A six-spotted tiger beetle that amused me for a couple minutes along a sunny path at Allaire State Park the other day. I only ever see them there... not sure why, exactly. Very pretty, as beetles go.
I'd missed out on any trips to Allaire earlier this Spring because I was in W. Virginia with The Flock. Allaire is a great local spot for warblers in migration and has some nice breeders. Best find was a Prothonotary Warbler. Anyone know if they breed there? Patrick?
I was hoping for Pink Lady Slipper Orchids, but was either too late or too early or too distracted to find any. There were Canada Mayflowers blooming, but those are so tiny and hide out in the underbrush so my pics are especially awful.
I'll be around to catch up with you all in the next couple days and may finally try to sort through all those pics from New River.
I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day...
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