I got out deer hunting again on an early morning out at Lowell’s. I did see six deer, which is encouraging, but they were all too far away. One neat thing that happened was that a flock of thrushes moved past my stand. I seldom see a thrush, much less four or five together. After I got down from the tree I walked around for awhile.
|Puffballs on a log.||Orb weaver|
The fall season is showing its colors, with mushrooms and spiders in abundance.
|Ladies tresses||Ladies tresses|
I haven’t seen this flower in a couple of years, and last time I didn’t get very good images of it. I took my time and waited for some good light. Ladies tresses is one of our few orchids. It grows like a surprise lily, producing a vegetative plant during the summer that dies back. In fall, the spiral stalk emerges alone, producing the inflorescence.
When I got home that afternoon I checked the back yard and spotted this variegated frittilary. I haven’t seen one of these in about three years, and never at home.