If you are planning to shoot summer photos for the Menokin “Seasons” Photo Contest, now is a great time to come.
Here’s a link to the contest rules and application.
Field scabious, or Knautia arvensis may be found in dry fields, grassy places, and flowers between July and September
The Menokin butterfly garden, under the care of the Northern Neck Master Naturalists, is gorgeous this year. Full and lush, it is a nectar smorgasbord for our winged friends.
This tiger swallowtail is enjoying his early bird special.
Black eyed susan, or Rudbeckia hirta, with other common names, such as Brown-eyed Susan or Brown Betty.
Have you ever tried to take a picture of a hummingbird moth? They don’t hold still at all.
This bee knows its balm. Monardas or Bergamots are wild flowers in the mint family, widespread and abundant in much of North America. Flower colors can range from pink to lilac, scarlet or deep red/purple.
Eastern purple coneflower, or Echinacea purpurea. It’s cone-shaped flowering heads are usually, but not always, purple.