July 12 By admin On July 16, 2020 In North Country Trail Nichols North Trailhead to Pierce Road 7 miles: 97.5 miles total This beautifully spherical blossom belongs to the button bush, a common wetland shrub that I found blooming along the North Country National Scenic trail beside Nichols Lake. This green frog beside Nichols lake is much larger and more mature than the little guy I photographed the day before at Loda lake. This widow skimmer didn’t let me get too close but I admired the bronze accents in its wings and abdomen. This isn’t the greatest photo of a meadowhawk dragonfly. He didn’t hang around very long but I was happy to document another new species! When the meadowhawk flew off, I turned to see this eastern pondhawk which seemed much more happy to pose for the camera. Butterfly weed blooming along the North Country National Scenic Trail in mid summer. Previous July 11 Next July 14 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.