It was a busy day for me! First chores must be done, groceries. However I did manage to take a walk. Then it was time for the Trinity Forks NPSOT afternoon field trip at the
Painted Flower Farm in Denton.
Have y’all been observing the supermoon? I have caught it for the last two days in the morning.
A False Boneset ( Brickellia eupatorioides) had decided to take residence next to the house.
Stopping to admire the flowers I notice it had another visitor. Do you see the egg?
The Green Lacewing’s egg on a stick!
Additionally a geometer caterpillar was a visitor too!
Love was in the air for a pair of Salt Marsh Moths ( Estigmene acrea)!
The larvae eats a variety of plants. A closeup of this gorgeous moth!
Oooops, I bumped the grass a tad too much. However one still hung on.
They only stayed a moment or two more. Mission accomplished!
The Narrow-leaf Gayfeather ( Liatris punctata var mucronata) is really just getting going. The Greeneyes ( Berlandiera betonicifolia) are still providing nectar as well.
Garden Spider’s ( Argiope aurantia) egg case!
Finally the field trip at Painted Flower Farms. Bethany showed the group a look at the behind-the-scene in the growing room. Lucky for those that were close to the fridge. I heard the cold air felt good. Thank you Bethany for the tour! It was awesome!
So it was a “whew” day. However it was a totally a good one!
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