Monthly Archives: July 2013

Flowers Around the House in Late July

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Indian Paintbrush Castilleja Flower

Every year at about the same date I find a single one of these plants in the same location on my property along the North Branch of the Au Sable River:

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Milk Weed Blossoms

Stages of the milkweed: Buds: Flowers: Pods: Seeds on wing: An added bonus of this plant is that they are food for the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar as I showed in my previous post.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar: A Gypsy Moth Caterpillar: A Dogbane Leaf Beetle: All of the above were photographed along Norsable Pines Trail this morning.

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On a Walk with Luke

Our friends have a four month old black lab puppy. We went on a walk with him yesterday. We stopped along the way to smell the wildflowers.

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Flowers Around the House

Spiderwort: One: Two: Three: Stella D’Oro: Perennial Geranium: Another Yellow Day Lily:

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