Summer in Southern Maryland, 2014

Virginia Dayflower, a native dayflower wit three blue petals

Virginia Dayflower, a native dayflower with three blue petals, at Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area in Charles County, August 4

The first Cardinal Flower at Chicamuxen WMA on August 4

A Common Sootywing Skipper Butterfly at Chicamuxen WMA on August 4

A Common Sootywing Skipper Butterfly at Chicamuxen WMA on August 4

Yellow Passionflower vine, Chicamuxen WMA, August 4--a native Maryland passionflower found mostly in the Potomac River valley

Yellow Passionflower vine, Chicamuxen WMA, August 4–a native Maryland passionflower found mostly in the Potomac River valley.  It climbs by using tendrils, one of which you can see at top center left.

 

A Red-banded Hairstreak at Chicamuxen on August 4

A Red-banded Hairstreak at Chicamuxen on August 4

 

Green Sunfish in brook at Chicamuxen WMA on August 4

Green Sunfish in brook at Chicamuxen WMA on August 4

 

Horsemint at Glendening Nature Preserve, August 6

Horsemint at Glendening Nature Preserve in Anne Arundel County on August 6

 

A moss cushion for resting fairies--Glendening Nature Preserve, August 6

A moss cushion for resting fairies–Glendening Nature Preserve, August 6

 

Cranefly Orchids

Cranefly Orchids

 

Passionflower at the butterfly garden at Glendening Nature Preserve on August 6

Passionflower at the butterfly garden at Glendening Nature Preserve on August 6

 

A Fiery Skipper visits the butterfly garden at the Glendening Nature Preserve on August 6

A Fiery Skipper visits the butterfly garden at the Glendening Nature Preserve on August 6

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