All my photos today were from Meadowlark Gardens, which as you may know is a favorite place. I loved this sunflower with the deep red center and yellow edges on the petals. The following photo is the same type of flower before opening. It reminds me vaguely of some sea creature in a rock pool.
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I am not sure what this flower is. I couldn't see anything similar online. No markers near it either or more than likely, because it was so lush and green and 'filled in', the marker was obscured. I don't make a habit of sticking my hands into spots where I am not sure what insect or reptile I may be shaking hands with. Help please?
(Added note: I owe thanks to Villrose at Wild Rose Garden, who identified this as Meadow Rue. Once I knew the name I found this page and it looks like Lavender Mist Meadow Rue - Thalictrum rochebrunianum. You can compare here if you would like to take a look. And it is deer resistant!)
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I was very happy to find this Hummingbird Moth, as I have not seen one in a long time.
An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
A Pink-edged Sulphur?
I looked long and hard for this next one and the closest I came to its identity was that of an American Lady Butterfly. What do you think?
I was walking by the side of the lake and a head popped up.
It was startled and flew across to the other side of the lake.
I was on the look out for birds and this is the first one I was able to photograph. A Chipping Sparrow perhaps? I am not doing well for ID's in this post.
I was very excited to see my first sighting of a hummingbird here, and it was gone before I could get any closer. However, I was thrilled to get a quick photo.
One last shot of a Canada Goose and that's it for today.
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