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North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC

This garden contains a collection of North Carolina native plants.  To find it, use this live map.

7/25/19

Horace's Duskywing Female Fiery Skipper Male Fiery Skipper Another male Fiery Skipper Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, one of several on a tall Lion's Ear plant (Leonotis leonurus), a native to Africa in the mint family.

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Long-jawed orb weaver Orange Milkwort (part of cultivated exhibit)

Pearl Crescent Potter wasp Snowberry Clearwing Moth Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth Same Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Spider exuvia, probably from a long-jawed orb weaver Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Black-form female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Variegated Fritillary

   
Wasps on Rattlesnake Master Common Water Striders Mystery plant    

2/2/19

Carolina Chickadee Another Carolina Chickadee Dark-eyed Junco Female Downy Woodpecker Same female Downy Woodpecker

 

Same female Downy Woodpecker Same female Downy Woodpecker Male Downy Woodpecker Female Downy Woodpecker Mourning Dove

 

Pine Warbler Song Sparrow Tufted Titmouse Another Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch

 

 
Yellow-rumped Warbler Blue Jay Female Northern Cardinal Male Northern Cardinal  

8/16/18

 
Sleepy Orange visiting a Salt Marsh Mallow Scolia nobilitata wasp visiting a Green Coneflower Small Milkweed Bug Tadpole  

 

 
Another tadpole Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola) Wasps mating Amphibian eggs  

 

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Ruby-throated Hummingbird Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead

 

     
Another Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead A third Jack-in-the-Pulpit seedhead      

6/13/18

Bullfrog (Rana catesbiana) Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus) Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) Little Wood Satyr Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum)

 

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium) Red-spotted Purple Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla) Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata) Snowberry Clearwing Moth

 

Snowberry Clearwing Moth Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis) Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) Thread-waisted Wasp (Ammophila sabulosa) Tuberous Grasspink (Calopogon tuberosus)

 

Close-up of same Tuberous Grasspink Water strider Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) Wheel Bug nymph Same Wheel Bug nymph

 

Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium) with bee Mystery wildflower Zebra Swallowtail Barbara' Buttons (Marshallia genus) Bee on Daisy Fleabane Erigeron annuus)(

 

Leaf beetle (Bassareus detritus) Blowfly Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana) Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

 

   
Variable Dancer (Violet Dancer subspecies) Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) Green-and-Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)    

11/2/17

Yellow-rumped Warbler Same Yellow-rumped Warbler Carolina Anole Another Carolina Anole Same Carolina Anole

 

Asphodel family flowers Clouded Skipper Flower fly Flower fly Flower fly

 

 
Young American Robin Clouded Skipper Wasp iMow robot  

9/7/17

 
Juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird  

 

Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, in tree Jack-in-the-pulpit berries Orb weaver web Bee Clouded Skipper

 

 
Crab spider Flea beetles, with leaf damage Male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch  

 

Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch Same male American Goldfinch

 

   
Same male American Goldfinch Green Lynx Spider on goldenrod (Solidago genus) Hummingbird Clearwing Moth    

3/29/17

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth       Common Water Strider

 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet Wildflowers Large Bee Fly    

 

Blue-eyed Grass Bowl-and-doily Spider Same Bowl-and-Doily Spider Heartleaf Foamflower Blooming Mayapple

 

     
Apple blossoms and buds Long view of part of apple tree arranged on an espalier      

12/28/16

Brown-headed Nuthatch Same Brown-headed Nuthatch Male Northern Cardinal Female Downy Woodpecker Female Eastern Bluebird

 

Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird Eastern Towhee Tufted Titmouse

 

Tufted Titmouse Another Tufted Titmouse White-throated Sparrow White-throated Sparrow White-throated Sparrow (tan stripe type)

 

       
White-throated Sparrow (tan stripe type)        

10/15/16

       
Cloudless Sulphur        

3/12/16

Male Eastern Towhee Brown Thrasher Atamasco Lily Crane Fly Orchid Winter Leaf Cabbage White (dorsal view)

 

White-throated Sparrow Snapping turtle (head) Mining bee Mining bee on a Spring Beauty Leaf

 

Early Saxifrage Male Eastern Bluebird Female Eastern Bluebird Mining bee (Andrena genus) starting to dig a nest Mining bee near nest

10/9/15

Common Buckeye Checkered Skipper Flower fly Monarch Fiery Skipper

Monarch Monarch Fiery Skipper American Lady Flower fly

 
Sleepy Orange Sleepy Orange Ocola Skipper Sachem Cloudless Sulphur  

     
Coastal plain boardwalk Bigleaf Magnolia      

8/21/15

 
Sand wasp (Bicyrtes quadrifasciatus), pausing from trying to dig a hole in the clay trail. It tried to dig several holes while I watched, but apparently found the clay too hard. Same sand wasp, standing back from hole Same sand wasp, digging Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvula)  

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Silver-spotted Skipper Green Anole Clouded Skipper Horace's Duskywing Silver-spotted Skipper

   
Goldenseal Monkshood Water Lily Cardinal Flower Main garden    

8/2/15

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail On Joe Pye Weed Another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with a hind wing piece missing Another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Yet another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Pine Lily (Lilium catesbaei)

Molting Northern Cardinal Same Northern Cardinal Same Northern Cardinal Little Glassywing Meadow beauty

Planthopper (Rhynchomitra microrhina), seen in a dark, secluded corner of the garden Red-headed Bush Cricket Silver-spotted Skipper on Heartleaf Pickerelweed Spicebush Swallowtail Small Bigleaf Magnolia

   
Pearl Crescent on Black-eyed Susan Pearl Crescent on another Black-eyed Susan Female Great Blue Skimmer    

7/16/15

 
Delta Flower Beetles mating Green Anole Ailanthus Webworm Moth Blue Dasher  

Delta Flower Beetle Gray Hairstreak Green Frog (partially submerged, in the aquatic plant exhibit) Tick Trefoil flowers (in the wooded trail outside the gardens) Micrathena sagittata

Lamb's Ears Pipevine Swallowtail Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea) Fowler's Toad Wasp and Ailanthus Webworm Moth on Rattlesnake Master

Tachinid flies Wasp Another wasp Watershield flower Pipevine Swallowtail Mullein Foxglove (Dasistoma macrophylla)

3/11/15

 
Minnow, maybe an inch long Carolina Wren Carp, about an inch long Crane Fly Orchid winter leaves  

Leatherleaf Longleaf Pine after controlled burn Large tadpole in motion Large tadpole at rest Two trees grown together

One blooming Trout Lily The other blooming Trout Lily Witchhazel Common Water Strider Blue Jay

1/16/15

Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC Same Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC A view of the entrance, from a 3-photo pano, 3.5 MB.

10/5/14

     
The gate to the herb garden (3.23 MB, 5-photo stitch) Flower fly      

9/27/14

Red-banded Hairstreak on Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) Flower fly  (Copestylum genus) Flower fly (Eristalis) Leafhopper Trailing Wild Bean, one plant near parking lot

     
Paper wasp on goldenrod Plant bug (Neurocolpus genus)      

9/8/14

       
Spider wasp?        

8/29/14

Ambush bug on aster Same ambush bug Ambush bug on Eupatorium perfoliatum Carpenter Bee on chives Mating leatherwing beetles

Green Lynx Spider Crab spider Monkshood Powdery Alligator Flag Southern Sheepkill

   
Brown Thrasher A crambid snout moth (Elophila obliteralis), seen on a Powdery Alligator Flag leaf Weevil (Haplorhynchites aeneus), very tiny and fast-moving    

8/27/14

 
Northern Cardinal Horace's Duskywing Tomatoes on the vine Mating thread-waisted wasps  

8/16/14

 
Crossline Skipper Horace's Duskywing Jack-in-the-Pulpit Robber fly Water strider Spurred Butterfly Pea  

8/11/14

Male Blue Dasher Another male Blue Dasher Bee Killer (Mallophora orsina) Robber fly (Promachus genus) with bee prey Same robber fly

Cucumber Beetle Duskywing Leafhopper Argiope aurantia spider and wasp which was caught temporarily in the web, but escaped Ambush bug

Silver-spotted Skipper Thread-waisted wasp Same thread-waisted wasp Another Silver-spotted Skipper Snowberry Clearwing Moth

8/2/15

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail On Joe Pye Weed Another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail with a hind wing piece missing Another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Yet another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Wood Lily (Lilium philadelphicum), seen among the pitcher plants, unlabeled

Molting Northern Cardinal Same Northern Cardinal Same Northern Cardinal Little Glassywing Meadow beauty

6/18/14

 
Flowers Mangora genus Fungus Earwig  

11/17/10

       
Carolina Anole, apparently molting        

10/10/10

 
Female Cloudless Sulphur Fiery Skipper Sweat bee, shiny green in reflective light but only black in this shady place Flower fly (Syrphus genus)  

7/17/09

Jack-in-the-Pulpit, with green seedheads, NC Botanical Garden, 7/17/09.  Two plants are seen here. Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis), with weevils,  7/17/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/21/07

Yucca Plant Bug (Halticotoma valida), on agave plant at NC Botanical Garden, 11/21/07

5/24/07

Tadpole with hind legs, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07 Tadpole with hind legs, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07 Ichneumonid wasp, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07 Jumping spider, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07.  This spider was maybe 13 mm long and definitely in a hurry. Orchard Spider, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07

 

Male Ornate Snipe Fly (Chrysopilus ornatus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/24/07

11/2/06

Flower Fly, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 11/2/06 Flower Fly, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 11/2/06

10/20/06

Flower fly (Eristalis dimidiatus), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/20/06 Flower fly (Helophilus chrysostomus), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/20/06 Checkered Skipper, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/20/06 Green Anole, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/20/06 Bumblebee on Whitetop Pitcher Plant, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/20/06

8/28/06

NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/28/06 NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/28/06 Wheel Bug, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/28/06 Eremnophila aureonotata, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/28/06 Sawfly, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/28/06

 

Tachinid Fly, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/28/06

5/24/06

Polyphemus Moth, on woodland trail.  See more moths. Tadpole.  See more frogs. Aphids.  See more aphids. Green Frog.  Broad-headed Bug.  See more True Bugs.

8/11/04

Large Milkweed Bug nymphs, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/11/04

4/24/06

Gemmed Satyr, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/22/04.

9/2/04

Jack-in-the-Pulpit fruit, 9/2/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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