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Amanita jacksonii

Amanita jacksonii

Along both sides of the road leading to Rockcliff Farm, colorful late summer mushrooms are popping up. The brightest of these is Amanita jacksonii, also sometimes called the American Caesar’s Mushroom.

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Great Golden Digger Wasp

Great Golden Digger Wasp

The open powerlines at B. W. Wells SRA provide a sunny environment for summer wildflowers. This is the Great Golden Digger Wasp nectaring on Narrowleaf Mountainmint, common in the powerlines. Adult wasps of this species feed on nectar from wildflowers and serve as good pollinators.
Herb Amyx

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