Today is cold and rainy and miserable. I am waiting to see if we will monitor.
Last Friday was crisp and clear and beautiful. There was a little frost on the low lying plants and a bit of mist in the air as we headed out to Butterfly Meadow.
Frost on the plants, including Legget's Pinweed
(small seed heads mostly on the bottom left of the photo)
Frost and mist beyond the Oaks
The leaves were just beginning to change.
Dew outlines a garden spider web.
There number of Allegheny Ant mounds have been increasing over the years.
These ants place formic acid on the top of their mounds to discourage plant growth.
Spiranthes species orchid
Much of the area is a wet meadow.
Bottle gentians were seen for the first time.