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.

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

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

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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.

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

Rush outside.  Summer will soon be over.

 

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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