by David Cohen
As we approach autumn, here’s a reminder of the bounty of summer: a half-dozen butterfly photos from June through September, and from three of my favorite parks.
I’ve discovered the third park only in the last month: Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, Maryland; more than 12,000 acres of forest, ponds, and marshes. Its North Tract permit center has a half-dozen bird feeders that draw a steady stream of hummingbirds, American goldfinches, and other birds.
Patuxent is worth exploring – and it hosts a Monarch Festival each September!