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Late summer preparations

A monarch caterpillar rests on a milkweed leaf. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

Monarch caterpillar making a silk pad before it embeds its cremaster, a hook-covered appendage, into the pad. Its final molt reveals its chrysalis. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

Newly formed monarch chrysalis. The butterfly should hatch in about 12-14 days. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

Parker Pond sunrise. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

A young raccoon seeking safety in a tree. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

Climbing even higher up this raccoon youngster looked more like a lemur than a raccoon. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)

Four snowy egrets in flight over Casco Bay at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park. (Photo by Steve Muise)

A happy garden in New Sharon. (Photo by Elizabeth (Stu) Mehlin)

A monarch butterfly at Robin's Flower Pot in Farmington. (Photo by Jim Knox)

Getting difficult to see over this tall grass! A deer in East Dixfield. (Photo by Jim Knox)

A young Buck lying down in the woods of Temple. Trying to keep cool in this hot weather! (Photo by Jim Knox)

A young osprey scans the water of Mt. Blue Pond in Avon. (Photo by Jim Knox)

A juvenile Black-billed Cuckoo at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)

A Viceroy butterfly at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)

White-throated Sparrow in Wilton (Photo by Tom Oliver)

A juvenile or female American Redstart at the head of Wilson Lake in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)

A butterfly preparing to fly. (Photo by Paige Lauren)

A bumblebee and caterpillar. (Photo by Paige Lauren)

Dunn Falls. (Photo by Paige Lauren)

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10 Responses »

  1. Where is Dunn Falls located??

  2. Love these pictures, you all must have very good camera's to get the close ups of everything. Keep them coming

  3. Enjoyed the wonderful pictures once again this week. Keep them coming!!

  4. Amy- Dunn Falls is near Andover. The hike in wasn't too long and you can catch trout in the pool below! :)

  5. A high-light of every week. Thank you photographers!

  6. I have some monarch caterpillars munching their way through the milkweed that we left up, hoping for just such customers! I can't wait to see them as butterflies!

  7. I love the photo of Dunn Falls -- where are they located?

  8. Just love the raccoon pictures and the photo of Dunn Falls is breath taking. Great pictures everyone, as always!!

  9. Extraordinary lineup altogether!! The photo of the four snowy egrets is unique. And the young buck lying down in the woods is definitely captivating. Well done!!!!

  10. Such talented photographers, thank you for sharing, wicked good pictures!!!