Colorful Summer “Weeds”

When searching for subjects to photograph in the summer months, the colorful wildflowers (weeds?!) in cultivated fields and edge habitats are rarely a priority. However, sometimes a scene materializes that simply cannot be ignored. These opportunities often arise when I’m en route, walking or driving to and from a favorite wetland.

Mosaic of field crops and weeds adjacent to the Chenango Canal: corn, wild Black Mustard in full bloom, vegetable crops and grain

Cabbage White butterfly on wild Black Mustard

A “skipper” butterfly on Bird-foot-trefoil

Sulphur butterfly on Chicory

Sulphur butterfly on thistle

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

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