Green herons growing up, Great Egrets hanging around

All photo were taken in Hyde Park area during the last couple of weeks.

An American Dagger moth caterpillar

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Young green heron hatched in the Osaka Garden still has a little baby fuzz left

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A question mark on a butterfly bush

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A good look at a hooded female merganser’s feet.

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A female hooded merganser

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We’ve had a couple of great egrets hanging around this past week.

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Green Darner dragonfly–Large dragonfly that migrates south for the winter. Color of lower abdomen and tail changes color from purple to blue to silver depending on ambient temperature.

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bullhead catfish

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Painted lady on thistle

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American lady on Queen Anne’s lace.

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How to tell the difference between a painted lady and an american lady butterfly, from bugguide.net