Glendening Nature Preserve ^5

We had yet another beautiful fall day in early October, while our friend Conley was in town, so our friend Tim asked if we wanted to go for a hike at Glendening. We did! Conley and Doug had just done the Army 10 Miler in DC, but walking is good for the legs post race. We tried not to go too far. We visited the butterfly garden and did a smallish loop between there and the parking lot. Here are some pictures.

A katydid:
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Spot the butterfly! A common buckeye.
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A variegated frittilary:
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A fiery skipper:
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Variegated Frittilary again. His wings have seen better days.
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A praying mantis – first of two we saw!
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Common buckeye and a skipper!
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Second praying mantis:
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