Growing as a small tree or large shrub in the understory of a wet woods.
This damselfly was found off the boardwalk over the "wetlands" pond at the Wolf Creek park.
By the leaves this looks like a willow but the berries were surprising. The wildlife liked them.
This guy was in a walnut tree cutting the stems holding the walnuts. They were raining down as fast as he could hop from walnut to walnut.
I think these are in transition. There was a flock of 10 that flew from tree top to tree top.
These caterpillars were defoliating an oak
First seen flying around the boardwalk over the "wetlands" pond at Wolf Creek park. Pictures taken after it landed on the dieing water plants in that pond.
apparent window kill
I think this is a White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum). I understand that this is an uncertain ID from just this picture. I found it at a small pond south of the "wetlands" pond at Wolf Creek park. This pond has the bat house near it.
Male was seen around the pond at River Styx park on June 4, 2013. The pair was seen on the "wetlands" pond at Wolf Creek park on Sept 5, 2013
Found in the short grass and the Crown Vetch patch north of the "Deep Water Pond"
growing along wetland/stream
Growing along stream/wetland
crawling away from pond
I'm guessing this is a Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae) because of the large amount of crown vetch (larval host plant) that grows on the south and east sides of the pond embankment. The photos marked with a "2" in the lower left are of a second individual. Please identity this skipper if you can as I'm tired of comparing the pictures in the "Butterflies through Binoculars" book without getting a strong answer.