A Tree in Autumn

Central Park, Nov. 2022

An Autumn Walk

Seasonal images from The Ramble in Central Park, Oct. 31, 2022.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

The Lake in Central Park on a beatiful October day.

A Burst of Autumn

Asters, White Snake Root, Goldenrods and an abundance of autumn trees form a symphony of the season at Bow Bridge in Central Park, Oct. 12, 2022.

Classic Central Park

Classic view over The Lake in Central Park with the towers of the San Remo; Oct.10, 2022.

Sparkling Lights in the Bay

Lady Liberty stands guard over a silvery New York Bay; Sept. 29, 2022.

Tiny Dusky Wings

A Dusky-winged Hover Fly (Ocyptamus fuscipennis) on an Autumn Clematis flower; Central Park, Sept. 2022.

Confused

A Confusing Furrow Bee (Halictus confusus) taking a breather on a sunflower leaf; Central Park, Sept. 2022.

The Moth Who Wants to be Seen

An Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva aurea) checking out some Boneset flowers in Central Park, Sept. 2022.

Going for the Gold

A Dogwood Borer Moth (Synanthedon scitula) feeding on Goldenrod flowers; Central Park, Sept. 2022.

The Butterfly in the Garden

A Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) on an Autumn Climatis flower; Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, Sept. 2022.

On The Prowl

A Bald-faced Hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) in Central Park, Sept. 2022.

Humming Along

A Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) enjoying what a Common Jewelweed has to offer; Central Park, Sept. 2022.

Is There Anything In Here?

A Bumble Bee takes a deep dive into a Honeysuckle flower; Central Park, Sept. 2022.

The Little Sweat Bee

A Golden Sweat Bee (Augochlorella aurata) browsing on some Late Boneset flowers (Eupatorium serotinum); Central Park, Sept. 2022.

Love on a Leaf

Two Common Eastern Physocephala (Physocephala tibialis), members of the Thick-headed Fly family, in an amorous embrace; Central Park, Sept. 2022.

Wasp on Mint

A Gold-marked Thread-waisted Wasp (Eremnophila aureonotata) feeding on some Mountain Mint in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

A Bee with Deep Pockets

A Common Eastern Bumble Bee (Bombus impatiens) with pollen baskets (corbiculae) filled to the max ready to be carried back to the hive; Central Park, Aug. 2022.

High Upon a Thistle

A Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) getting some sustenance from a tall Field Thistle at the Dene Meadow in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Feeding on the Fly

Hummingbird Clearwing moth (Hemaris thysbe) hovering over some flowers at Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Duskywings

A skipper butterfly in the genus Duskywings (Erynnis); Central Park, Aug. 2022.

The Busy Bee

A Lemon Cuckoo-Bumble Bee (Bombus citrinus) on a Wild Bergamot flower in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

North American Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus lineolaris) on a Tansy flower (Tanacetum vulgare) in Central Park, August 2022.

A Solitary Killer

An Eastern Cicada-killer Wasp (Sphecius speciosus) a large solitary preditor (30-35mm/over 1″ long) perching on a leaf in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Probing for Nectar

A Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) extends his proboscis into a Wild Bergamot flower to get some nectar; Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Color Coordinated

A Margined Calligrapher fly (Toxomerus marginatus) in Central Park, Aug, 2022

In a Sea of Purple

A member of tiny Carpenter Bees (Subgenus Zadontomerus) on a thistle flower, Central Park, Aug. 2022

Feeling his Oats

A frisky Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) holding on to a stalk of Inland Wood Oats in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Lying in Ambush

A Hanging-Thieve robber fly (Genus Diogmites) waiting to catch anything that flies by to have for dinner; Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Hidden in Plain Sight

A Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) is camouflaged very effectively while taking a rest on a withered flower; Central Park, Aug, 2022.

Inconspicuous

A small nocturnal American Idia Moth (Idia americalis) spending the day on a tree trunk in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Bee

A hairy Texas Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile texana) on a Burdock flower in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

The Colors of Late Summer

A Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) enjoying some Woodland Sunflowers, Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Damsel on a Leaf

Eastern Forktail damselfly (Ischnura verticalis) hanging out on a leaf in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Being Pretty

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Cone flower in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Like a Jewel

A tiny (about 3mm or 0.1″ ) Long-Legged fly in the genus Condylostylus on a grass seed in Central Park Aug. 2022.

Striking a Pose

A Blue Dasher dragon fly (Pachydiplax longipennis) balancing on a twig in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Size is Relative

A Tiny Eastern Caligrapher Fly on a Wild Bergamot Flower, Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Waiting in his Web

A tiny Orchard Orb Weaver patiently awaiting the arrival of dinner, Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Dining Out……

A Zabulon Skipper dining on a Woodland Sunflower in Central Park Aug. 2022.

Hanging On

A Great Blue Skimmer at Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, August 2022

A Bit Worn but Still a Beauty

A Pearl Crescent butterfly on a white clover flower; Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Yum Yum for a Fly……

A European Drone Fly (Eristalis arbustorum) enjoying some nectar on a hot summer day at Shakespeare Garden in Central Park, Aug. 2022.

Oh My….What Big Eyes You Have…

A Gnat Ogre, which is a tiny predatory robber fly that grabs other insects out of the air, catching them with extreme precision. Central Park, August 2022.

Ready for Take-Off…..

An Eastern Amberwing dragon fly (Perithemis tenera)
Central Park, August, 2022.

Coming in for a Landing….

A Bumble Bee and a Monarch Butterfly coming in for a landing on some Purple Loosestrife flowers at the Central Park Reservoir.

A Misty Morning

Turtle Pond in Central Park on a Misty Morning

A Fleeting Moment

Grand Central Terminal, New York City.

Confusing Light and Reflections

Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Architectural Rhythms

Lexington Avenue, New York City.