Monthly Archives: May 2012

Zebra Swallowtail Laying Eggs

Zebra Swallowtail (Protographium marcellus) laying eggs on a Pawpaw leaf. Today after lunch I went looking for Zebra Swallowtails along Hillers Creek. I found some along Pawpaw path. I did not realize it when I took this photograph, but as … Continue reading

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Coreopsis Hillside

Lanceleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata This is what the hillside east of our house here at the PGT looked like today at sunrise. Coreopsis everywhere!

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Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary, Speyeria cybele The butterflies have found the Lanceleaf coreopsis blooming under the high power line that crosses the PGT. The bright yellow flowers form large swaths over the hill into the Eastern Valley.Great Spangled Fritillaries were the … Continue reading

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Fun at the PGT Wildflower Walk

About 30 people explored the Prairie Garden Trust this morning on the first Wildflower Walk. Tim Smith, former botanist and current ombudsman at the Conservation Department, led the group through prairie and savanna to Hillers Creek, then past woods and … Continue reading

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Foxglove Beardtongue

Foxglove Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis Today the field East of the PGT Center is filled today with the white flowers of Foxglove Beardtongue. There must be a million blossoms. I saw big bumble bees getting nectar from it.

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Mt. Cuba

Trillium at Mt. Cuba This week Lorna and I have been exploring one of the best wildflower gardens in North America. It is called Mt. Cuba and it is in Deleware. They are especially well known for their woodland wildflowers … Continue reading

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