Tag Archive: Fletcher Park

Jul 02

Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth [Hemaris thysbe] photos were taken near Fletcher Park on 2 July 2017. The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 333 says “on spring and summer days, these moths hover over flowers in open habitats…”  

Oct 02

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed [Helenium tenuifolium] photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 2 October 2016.  It’s the member of the Aster (Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 366-367, states it blooms in summer and fall and can be found in fields and on roadsides. USDA Plants Listing: Helenium tenuifolium

Aug 27

Large Milkweed Bug

Large Milkweed Bug [Oncopeltus fasciatus] on Common Milkweed [Asclepias syriaca] at Fletcher Park on 27 August 2016.  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 123 says this true bug’s “bright colors serve to warn predators of their bitter taste, which is a result of their diet.”

Jul 17

Great Golden Digger Wasp on Common Milkweed

Great Golden Digger Wasp [Sphex ichneumoneus] on Common Milkweed [Asclepias syriaca] at Fletcher Park on 17 July 2016. The plant is a member of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 264-265, states it’s a “coarse plant of fields of fields and roadsides.”  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page …

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Jul 16

Fuller’s Teasel or Common Teasel

Fuller’s Teasel or Common Teasel [Dipsacus fullonum] photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 11 July 2013 and on 16 July 2016. It’s the member of the Teasel (Dipsacaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 160-161, states it blooms in summer and fall and can be found in fields and on roadsides.  The guide also lists …

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Jun 18

Butterfly Milkweed or Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Milkweed or Butterfly Weed [Asclepias tuberosa] found near Fletcher Park on 28 August 2013 and 18 June 2016. It’s a member of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 188-189, states it blooms in summer in dry fields and on banks, and it also lists another common name as Pleurisy Root. USDA Plants …

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May 21

Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle [Lonicera japonica] found at Fletcher Park on 21 April 2016.  It’s a member of the Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 108-109 states that it’s a vine that blooms in late spring to fall on road-sides and in thickets and it is “an introduced weed, smothering out other plants by its …

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Apr 17

Common Groundsel or old-man-in-the-Spring

Common Groundsel or old-man-in-the-Spring [Senecio vulgaris] found at Fletcher Park on 17 April 2016 and probably 16 March 2013.  It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 416-417 states that it is “a weed of cultivated land and waste places,” and it blooms from Spring to Fall.   …

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Nov 15

Violets – 15 November 2015 – Fletcher Park

Sep 07

Slender Gerardia or Slenderleaf False Foxglove

Slender Gerardia [Agalinis tenuifolia] found at Fletcher Park on 7 September 2015.  It’s a member of the Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 254-255 states that it blooms in summer and fall in dry woods and fields.  Newcomb’s lists the scientific name as Gerardia tenuifolia. USDA Plants Listing: Agalinis tenuifolia

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