Ken Whillans Resource Management Area: July 2020

This area consists of 217 acres of warmwater fish habitat and wetland communities, including swamps and marshes. Fishing is encouraged here.

There is also a fine 2.3 kms trail which circles the two small lakes:

adjacent corn field

I continue to work on my insect photography skills and am starting to recognize the more common ones.

Northern Crescent
Northern Crescent
Northern Crescent
Northern Crescent
Widow Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Calico Pennant Dragonflies
Calico Pennant Dragonflies
Calico Pennant Dragonfly
Calico Pennant Dragonfly
Calico Pennant Dragonfly
Skimming Bluet
Variable Dancer
Variable Dancer
Skimming Bluet
Skimming Bluet
Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth
Striped Sweat Bee
Northern Pearly Eye

Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in identification.

Other flyers:

Song Sparrow
American Robin
adult Tree Swallow (blue) with chick

Some botany:

Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)
Apple (Malus)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Red-osier (Cornus sericea)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
White Clover (Trifolium repens)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia virgata)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
White Bedstraw (Galium album)
Indian-hemp (Apocynum cannabinum)
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Wild Rose
Rough Cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)

NATURE POETRY

In the dewy fields the cattle lie
Chewing the cud ‘neath a fading sky;
Dobbin at manger pulls his hay:
Gone is another summer’s day.     – Walter de la Mare (1873–1956)

Miles Hearn

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