Insects and more at WPR

We drove two friends to Ward Pond Ridge, Westchester County, New York yesterday. It was too hot to walk much. We enjoyed a picnic by Cross River. There were butterflies, dragonflies, other insects, and one snake up a tree. It was resting after having just shed its skin.


17 thoughts on “Insects and more at WPR

  1. Jet Eliot 2020-07-20 / 11:29 am

    Oh my goodness, what a lot of stunning photos here, Sherry. The heat didn’t deter you from snapping some gorgeous sights. Beautiful place is Ward Pond Ridge, and all the wildlife you found–insects, vistas, berries are so lovely. Nice that you found the snake and with its skin!! I’m always on the look-out for snake skins, and live where there are a lot of snakes, but I rarely find one. That was so fortunate you found the two together. My favorite photo is the first one: elegant image, that ebony jewelring. I know the Japanese Beatles are bad news environmentally, but they sure are beautiful. Also REALLY appreciate all labels, very educating.

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-07-21 / 5:47 am

      It was a lovely day. Still not sure about the Crossline Skipper ID. I needed other views to be able to sort that one out. Skippers can be tricky. Thank you for your lovely comments.

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  2. Anne 2020-07-11 / 1:06 am

    The scenic shots are alluring – this looks like a lively place for a picnic.

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-07-11 / 3:51 am

      It is lovely. A bit too hot at the moment to enjoy properly.

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  3. Vicki 2020-07-11 / 12:57 am

    What a delightful place to picnic in the summer.

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  4. Hassan Sadaghiani 2020-07-10 / 9:25 pm

    Sherry, Your knowledge is unbelievable – thanks for sharing! Love, Cathy

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-07-11 / 3:34 am

      It took a few hours of research. I don’t know them all. The Latin is part of the key word tags I created to add in Lightroom.

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  5. Eunice 2020-07-10 / 6:43 pm

    Great shots – I love the butterflies especially the Spicebush Swallowtail, it looks really pretty, but you can keep the snake 🙂

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-07-11 / 3:32 am

      Thanks Eunice. It’s a harmless snake taking a nap. Many people don’t like snakes or spiders. It was good to see some butterflies. They are out late this year.

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  6. shoreacres 2020-07-10 / 6:04 pm

    I especially like the photos of the Cross River, and the one showing the meadow awash in pink flowers. I smiled to see the common mullein. We have that one, too, and because of its very large, very soft leaves, it’s sometimes called ‘cowboy toilet paper.’

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    • Sherry Felix 2020-07-11 / 3:28 am

      The pink is from the grasses. Marc took that photo. Our friend, Martin, wanted to know the name of the plant, that’s why I included it. Cowboy toilet paper! That’s funny.

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