A good Sunday for laying low…

It’s another hot and humid day in the park. The sky keeps threatening, but the rain has left the Farmers market alone for now.

The ducks are taking the day off, and the painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) seem to be in no mood.

The tiger lilies, aka tawny lily (Hemerocallis fulva) are open along the west edge of the police station parking lot, which is close enough to the park, eh? One has attracted, what appears to be, a young, hence the very short wing stubs, curve-tailed bush katydid (Scudderia curvicauda). The lilies are invasive, but dang, those colors, am I right?

The native self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) has attracted what appears to be a white spring moth (Lomographa vestaliata), and the wild bergamot, aka bee balm (Monarda fistulosa), which is also native and blooming like crazy along the Oak Leaf trail, has attracted a fast-moving snowberry clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis).

A young blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is busy alternating between crying to be fed and tasting everything in sight to see what might be good to eat.

Finally, a young robin (Turdus migratorius) has found some relief from the heat.

Stay cool out there.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

4 thoughts on “A good Sunday for laying low…

  1. I’ve been looking for that guy for days and last night was hazy (in the skies). What time did you see this?


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