This morning I went to Orlando Wetlands Park with about 5 other people, and we had a pretty great time. It was cloudy and threatened rain all morning, but it never really did. Purple Gallinules were out in force--I counted 12.
A couple Sandhill Cranes also decided to sing their lovely song at close range.
Awesome!!! I did spent part of the afternoon there today. Of course, my pics are not even in same area code as yours, that are spectacular. Did struggle finding a setting for a dark and gray day.ReplyDelete
The moth is Utetheisa ornatrix, the ornate bella moth. Also called the rattlebox moth, as the larval food plants are legumes in the genus Crotalaria, commonly called rattlebox. The dragonfly is Brachymesia gravida, the four-spotted penant.ReplyDelete
Beautiful as usual! Thanks for the moth ID Peter!ReplyDelete
Thanks for IDing the moth Peter, I was Googling everywhere for that!ReplyDelete
Scott, as usual your photos are beautiful! I feel I didn't pick your brain enough, I must have been distracted...
Great pictures including that beautiful state grass of Texas, side oats gamma.ReplyDelete
Stunning reflected egret in flight..nice to see flowers, moths & butterflies too..& find the ID's below..ReplyDelete
Well, we had a pretty good group. Perhaps we could do it again some time :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the ID!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, and thanks for the grass ID. I was at a loss to identify it.ReplyDelete