Got a late start last Sunday, so I kept the hiking close to home and went to Vassar Farm in Poughkeepsie. The heat has been really tough to deal with this year, so I stayed out as long as I could bear.
A majority of my time was spent at the front pond – watching green herons & a great blue heron go about their business and dragonflies & skippers flying around. One of the more interesting sightings was a female zabulon skipper. I seen the males everywhere this summer, but this was a first for females. They look much different than their male counterparts, as you’ll see in the gallery.
I didn’t make it back to the beaver dam this time around. I’ll have to wait when the weather is a little less hot and humid.
Wildlife Photos from Vassar Farm (click photos to enlarge)