The Audubon Sanctuaries: First Day of Fall

September 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Happy Fall!  My favorite season is here, so I walked the Fred Archibald sanctuary this morning to check on its progress.  The grasses are super tall in the front part of the sanctuary, obscuring the goldenrod, but in the rear section, it is in full view.

A few butterflies were working the last of the purple thistle.  Leaves are starting to turn color, and berries are getting red.  Enjoy my photos from today, and don't forget to visit and support your local sanctuaries!

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A few monarchs were busy on the thistle.

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Dogwood leaves and berries.

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A persimmon and a fly.

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This bumblebee was sleeping.

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I liked how the fence follows the rolling slopes.

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A monarch on goldenrod.

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Goldenrod dominates the landscape in the back of the sanctuary.

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A monarch caterpillar munches on milkweed leaves.

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<Thanks for reading my blog entry, which is part of a personal photography project to bring attention to and to benefit the Audubon Sanctuaries in Central Maryland:  Fred Archibald Sanctuary in New Market, MD, and Audrey Carroll in Mt. Airy.  The sanctuary is owned and managed by the Audubon Society of Central Maryland.  Volunteers are always needed to help with sanctuary management.  Copyright 2017 Cam Miller.  All photographs are for sale upon request.>



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