Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge in October

This post continues a series of photographs this year from the Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge which is located near Florence, AL.

Key Cave in Late Spring
Photo of a Dickcissel at Key Cave
Key Cave in September

October 2009

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Possibly Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy with Galls (caused by the Eriophyid mite, Aculops toxicophagus)

Field Thistle (Cirsium discolor)

White Horse-mint (Pycnanthemum incanum)

Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

Eastern Oak Bullet Galls

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Delightful Traveling Companion (Excellentus daughterus)


Eve said...

This is such a great post Daniel!!! The pictures are fabulous. I have yet to see the Common Checkered Skipper, it's a beauty. And my favorite is that sweet doll at the end!
She's got a great fatherius domesticus!!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Ah...what a nice surprise at the end! Fun, fun, fun!!! (Love Eve's last comment - I can't top that!)