July 28, 2010

The Monument, with Lake Marcia in the foreground about a half hour after sunset.

July 7, 2010

While often best known for attracting monarch butterflies, milkweed hosts many different kinds of insects. On this common milkweed plant near group campsite "A," fritillary butterflies feed, along with a black and red milkweed beetle and Japanese beetle.

Canada lilies, ranging in color from yellow to a darker orange, are in bloom in isolated spots along Sawmill and Park Ridge Roads.