All The Leaves in Tennessee

September is a great time to start soaking up as much of the outdoors as possible before winter creeps in. The breeze starts to cool and rainy days in Tennessee quench the thirsty landscape.

The White-tail deer is a common inhabitant. They peacefully graze and frolic as I tiptoe to catch a glimpse of their elegance.

I've identified the bright orange shelf fungus as the Pycnoporus cinnabarinus.

I've identified the Yellow flowers as the Bidens Aristosa. A North American species of plants in the sunflower family.

I've identified the orange beetle as the Chauliognathus Marginatus known generally as the Margined Leatherwing Beetle or margined soldier beetle. A species of soldier beetle found in Central America and North America.

Interesting facts:

They are great pollinators found in gardens and meadows.

They consume pests thus providing great benefits to gardeners.

I've identified the orange butterfly as the Phaon Crescent found in the southern gulf states.



If I have misidentified any species let me know at and I will correct any error.


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