One last post about Lyons Woods…
I didn’t think I could get so much from such a small preserve!
So, lastly, besides birds and flowers, there were butterflies! Along with the little lovely in the feature photo (anyone know what it is?), there were great spangled fritillaries, various sulphurs/whites, and this dark one that I haven’t identified yet:
Of course, there were more that wouldn’t let me take their picture – maybe next time!
But above all, I will remember the trees here, both for the variety and for the imagery.
One of the more striking was one that I don’t think the camera quite captured, so I did tweak it a little bit. As we came to the beginning of the loop the first time, the light was such that under the greenery, the trunks had a reddish hue, contrasting with the bright green branches. Can you see it?
Dammit, I didn’t see that blue bottle there! Should I leave it or take it out?