Posts Tagged 'flowers'
Tags: Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, flowers
Tags: dragonflies, flowers, Green-Wood
Male Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) on Water Lily (Nymphaeaceae). Twisted love: Amberwings making more Amberwings. The female, who lacks the amber wings, immediately started depositing eggs on a drop of water on a water lily leaf after this acrobatic display. This species is just about an inch long, making it one of the smallest dragonflies in North America.
Tags: bees, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, flowers, insects
Tags: flowers, Staten Island, trees
At the northern end of Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island is a Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) said to be 300 years old. I would not say it is extraordinarily tall, but it certainly is large-boled. That head on the right is a child’s, three others are hidden behind the tree. Tuliptrees can be the tallest trees on the East Coast. They often grow straight up, putting their flowers well out of reach. But the flowers will fall:And sometimes a younger tree will be within reach:
Tags: Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, flowers, insects, ladybugs
Aphids feasting on plant juices, a 14-spotted lady beetle (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) and syrphid fly larva (h/t for the ID on this one, Lost Ladybug Project) feeding on aphids.