On a walk along Clark Road, I found some Assassin bugs on various types of vegetation.
The apples on the old apple tree that grows along the road, one of the few of an original orchard planted by one of the settlers along Clark road, had a few apples beginning to form.
From the mowed path leading from Clark Road to the wetland, you can see the growing bottomland forest trees planted by TNC back in the spring of 2009. One day, I will not be able to see the lake from this spont for the trees!
Quite a few Blue Dasher dragonflies were cruising along the path, pausing every now and then on a dried stem or blade of grass.
A pair of Red-tailed Hawks worked the area from high above.
Moth Mullein, Purple Vetch, and Wild Parsnips were in bloom.
Grapes were forming in the vines growing along the tree-lined creek that runs beside the path.
Large patches of Prairie Thistle are establishing themselves in the prairie.
An Indigo Bunting sang a brief song before disappearing into the tree line.
Dragonflies flew overhead, underfoot, across the path in front of me, and on both sides. A few were nice enough to land briefly for photographs.
While photographing a bug landing on the leaf of a milkweed plant, I found a green tree frog camouflaged against the leaf.
Duckweed covered the creek that the beavers dammed earlier in the spring.