I had to do a bit of research this morning to identify this plant as Common Milkweed. I've mentioned before how much I love this plant. It doesn't seem possible to take a bad picture of it. I noticed that my last post of this plant was on Father's Day 2012. One thing my current bird project has made me aware of is the seasonal timing of things. My weekly walks around the refuge begin to have their own seasons. June, it seems, is the season of herons and ducklings and milkweed.