A dragonfly perched on a bare branch that was hanging out over a pond. I liked the blue-grey color of the water in the background and hint of color of a flower on the left branch.
A Great Blue Heron was standing at the edge of a canal where the grasses are starting to show signs of fall, changing color and fallen over with their weight.
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
September 6, 2020
These Wood Storks had been just standing around, then a group of Roseate Spoonbills flew in. All of a sudden they started to feed.
Everyone went left.
Then everyone went right.
I’ve had a few posts recently featuring butterflies on a Buttonbush flower head. Here are a few images of just the flower cluster. And yes, it looks a bit like all those virus graphics we’ve been seeing.
The orbs visible in the background are flower heads that have dropped all the individual flowers and are drying out.
And I couldn’t resist another image with a Swallowtail butterfly working over a cluster that is past its prime.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 16, 2020
With more time spent at home this summer Carolina Anoles have continued to entertain me on our patio.
This is the first year I’ve tried Caladium. It’s holding up to the heat and makes a great perch for the Anoles as they search for bugs.
The colors of the lizard and the leaves were incredibly vivid; here’s a B&W version.
I heard this young Alligator chirping at the edge of a duckweed covered pond. I’ve seen juveniles in this area off and on over the summer and suspect they are now around six months old and about 2 feet (60 cm) long.
From there he headed out into the pond, using his full body and tail to propel forward. I didn’t hear any more chirping and didn’t see any siblings. Or mama.
Then he made a 90 degree turn.
Finally he straightened out and headed for the other side of the pond, leaving a squiggly trail in the thick duckweed behind him.
A juvenile Bluebird landed between the pickets on an old metal fence at Magnolia Cemetery.
A wider view showing off the corner element of the fence.
Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
August 7, 2020
A stalk of tiny purple flowers attracted this House Finch.
The delicate looking plant was easy pickings for the finch’s stout beak.
He had a nice snack before moving on.
Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston SC
August 7, 2020