Only 3 Days

With only 3 days until the eclipse we have gone camping to get in the zone! We made our reservation at Lake Lavon. This of course gives us time to explore the area and get here before the crowds.

Our campsite is on the lake!
Scouting out the area, the first plant the caught my attention was the Hemp Broomrape (Phelipanche ramosa). It was a new plant for me. Unfortunately it is not native.
Also out in the mowed area were lots of the Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium)!
Butterflies were fluttering like this Orange Sulphur!
A Pyralidae moth was camouflaged in the leaf litter.

The Hairstreaks (Lycaenidae) never stopped long enough to catch a close up.
Mowed short, a blackberry flower (Rubus). Claire found a leaf. However I didn’t find the leaf on this one.

Taking a stroll along the park road, the Stemless Primrose (Oenothera triloba) brightened the roadside.

Checking out the bathroom for bugs, we found a napping Paper Wasp (Polistes) napping.
Claire found a Boring Scarab Beetle (Bolbocerosoma confusum)! Nothing boring about it. πŸ˜‰
A Checkered White had chosen to rest on the sidewalk. Indeed a beauty!

The muted colors over Lake Lavon!

Indeed a lovely start to our eclipse adventure!

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  1. Blue eyed grass sure is a pretty plant. The scarab is so small. Nice pic. Looks like the perfect place to watch the eclipse, if we get to that is.

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