Friday, August 24, 2012

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

I don't remember seeing these before.

A good butterfly nectar plant and a great hummingbird nectar plant, this species grows along streams, wet ditches, and pond edges.

Here is a pair of Halloween Pennants. The rings in the water are where Mrs. Pennant has placed an egg.

Goldie The Fish, enjoying some sun.

Here's a Blue Dasher, showing the characteristic white face of the male. I'm reminded of spider money, for some reason.

P.S. I copied in the tags from a previous post, and was about to remove "butterfly". Why not add a picture of an Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, instead?

Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.


Randal Graves said...

I had no idea Glick had a flower named after him.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

George Carlin is missed.

Another Kiwi said...

Goldy is cruising just off the continental shelf waiting, waiting. Don't go surfing, Thundra, for pity's sake!!

Substance McGravitas said...

Bug porn is beneath you.

Step carefully.

Smut Clyde said...

Goldie The Fish, enjoying some sun.
-- and the occasional dragonfly egg.

Brando said...

Was Goldie on her way to some lochs?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ahem, Mr. McGravitas.

The scenes between Mr. and Mrs. Halloween Pennant both tastefully handled and central to the plot.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

the halloween pennants...having fun in the sun! voyeurs!

the cardinal flowers look like the tropical sage i have here.

cool pic's!!

Another Kiwi said...

"I'll catch your goldfish for you"

Smut Clyde said...

Brando misspelled 'lox'.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I thought I changed the lox at this place?

vacuumslayer said...

Holy lord, the last photo is a showstopper.

The Halloween Pennants are amazing, too. They look like candy corn!