Autumn is Coming

Fall will soon be here, and everything seems to be in a hurry.

It’s a cool, windy day.  I have to confess, I don’t know my birds.  These seemed to be one of the swallows.


I know some of the bugs, however.  I think this is the transverse flower fly, Eoseristalis transversa.


This monarch caterpillar, Danaus plexippus, pretty much devoured this common milkweed.


This is a common green darner, Anax junius.  Soon it will migrate south, joining the flocks of monarch butterflies.

This northern pearly-eye, Enodia anthedon, was trying to squeeze the little bit of summer that its battered wings would allow.

I went to the Lincoln Access at Saylorville reservoir, where everyone who owns a boat and lives within 50 miles had gathered.


The wind was strong, and dozens of Hagan’s bluets, Enallagma hageni were facing into it.

Rush outside.  Summer will soon be over.



About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
This entry was posted in butterflies, damselflies, insects, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s