In the very short time I had at the Reserve (I hardly walked about half a mile from Bascom House!), I snapped these….
Some of the wildflowers:
I got this single-feelered insect on a rain-washed leaf:
A silhouette of this Dragonfly:
and this Monarch butterfly, which is ubiquitous:
The common birds were everywhere, too; here's the
as the rain began, I spotted this
On a mulch-bed, this
BLUE JAY was hopping around, with its incredible feathers!
I saw several
and got this one taking a lovely bath just after the rain!
sat on a stump,
And then shook its tail to dry it:
Incredible, but I actually got this
as a bolt of lightning lighted up the sky; the colours, as a result, are a little washed out, but it's still a beautiful bird!
There were several Bluebird babies around, too....
I already posted about the
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and the TURKEY VULTURE
that made my day,
and about the
the scenic beauty
that made even such a short trip worthwhile...
Baby Bluebirds have got to the most delightful subjects to photograph…they look as if they stepped out straight from a sentimental greeting card!
Didn’t spend enough time to see any mammals, apart from the usual squirrels!