Summer Meadows: Blooms and Visitors

The wildflower sequence of bloom in summer meadows is a daily reminder of the wonders of nature and, as Muir said, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe”.

This gallery of favorites features a Monarch caterpillar on milkweed and butterflies on knapweed, Joe-pye Weed and goldenrod. The bookends are a bumblebee on goldenrod and New England Aster.

Photos by NB Hunter (Late July Рearly September, 2021). © All Rights Reserved.

10 thoughts on “Summer Meadows: Blooms and Visitors

    • Thanks! The goldenrod blur appeals to me as well. I’d love to get serious about your favorite subject, but numerous setbacks, including Lyme disease, have kept me closer to home than normal. My property is part of the home range of a doe with triplets ( a first for this location) but they’re all very “camera shy” and I never captured them together when they were tiny. Regardless, I find satisfaction in knowing that they forage on the late season herbaceous growth on mowed openings and feast on my wild apple crop.

  1. Your crisp photos are beautiful. I was particularly enchanted with the lovely shot of the caterpillar.
    I’m envious of your milkweed and monarchs… but after several misses, I think I may finally have two different varieties of milkweed going. We shall see if they return in the spring.

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