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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 map.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit fruit, 9/2/04 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 Ironweed flower (Vernonia novaboracensis)closeup, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09 Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09

 
 
Maybe Phacelia bipinnatafida, in the mountain garden section of the NC Botanical Garden, 5/9/10. Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana),  9/6/09 Bristly Mallow (Modiola caroliniana), in a wild section off the parking lot,  5/9/10 Whitetop Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia leucophylla),  NC, 9/6/09 Sensitive Brier or Sensitive Plant (Mimosa microphylla), 7/17/09 Meadow Beauty (Rhexia genus), 9/6/09  

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 Mystery lily

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) Hog Peanut 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)  

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.

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