A Walk at Evergreen Brickworks: September 2020

I highly recommend a visit to the Evergreen Brickworks. This area used to be a quarry and now is an expansive setting with beautiful flora and fauna, several large ponds and trails through various habitats.

Some botany:

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Panicled Tick-trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)
Panicled Tick-trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)
Panicled Tick-trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)
Panicled Tick-trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)
Panicled Tick-trefoil (Desmodium paniculatum)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) in flower
Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Riverbank Grape (Vitis riparia)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
Redroot Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)
Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)
Meadowsweet (Spirea alba)

Some creatures by the pond:

Painted Turtles
Green Frog
Green Frog
Green Frog
Green Frog

On this day, there were thousands of gloriously flowering Cup Plants and these attracted many insects:

Cabbage White Butterfly in Cup Plant
Cabbage White Butterfly in Cup Plant
Monarch in Cup Plant
Monarch in Cup Plant
Monarch with torn wing in Cup Plant
Small Carpenter Bee and Longhorn Bee
Small Carpenter Bees
Honey bee showing pollen sacs
Honey bee showing pollen sacs
Honey Bee
Honey bee showing pollen sacs

Other insects:

Shining Flower Beetles in Flat-topped Goldenrod
Shining Flower Beetles in Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Blue Dasher

Thanks to Ken Sproule for assistance in insect and frog identification.

NATURE POETRY

In the grey summer garden I shall find you  

With day-break and the morning hills behind you.  

There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;  

And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings.      – Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967) 

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “A Walk at Evergreen Brickworks: September 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    It is indeed a very beautiful place, one I really miss going to, with its ponds and hills and lookout places with spectacular views. Your pictures show it, and the things to be seen there, very well. Thanks, Miles!

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