Blue Mash, September 2008

A preying mantis

A preying mantis arm, ready for prey

Preying mantis head

A painted lady butterfly

Buckeye butterfly wing

Fritillary butterfly


A beetle on goldenrod

A damselfly

A milkweed beetle

Milkweed seeds ready to fly

A catterpillar (Not at Blue Mash. This was behind Brookside Nature Center.)


Blue Mash is the site of an old landfill in northern Montgomery County, Maryland that has been set aside as a nature preserve. It is a good spot for birding, and for seeing summer wildflowers and dragonflies.


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All photographs Copyright 2008 by Albert Hartley.   All images here are reduced, so if you want an electronic copy or reprint please contact Albert.