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May 28, 2023

Cecropia NANPA Award

I'm honored to have won a Judge's Choice award from North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) with Cecropia Caterpillar’s “Blue Suede Shoes” [...]
May 26, 2023

Cecropia Cat Clowns

The large green Cecropia caterpillar with its blue suede shoes, is a delightful, clownish insect to observe [...]
May 25, 2023

Red-haired Native Bee

This lovely lady Andrenid bee, with her flashy reddish hair, stood out amongst a crowd of pollinators in our flowering Beach Plum. [...]
May 20, 2023

Antlion – an insect of the night

This Spotted-winged antlion is an exciting nocturnal find. They're large and ferocious, yet dainty like a damselfly of the night.
October 29, 2022

Halloween Nature Surprises

Did you know that there are real-life Witches, Ghosts, Mummies, the Rising dead, and Zombies in nature?? I'll start with a Beautiful witch [...]
August 23, 2022

Xanthotype Moth

This big beautiful butterfly-like moth is mostly nocturnal, but can be active and sometimes flushed during the day. [...]
August 21, 2022

Snowberry Clearwing

Snowberry Clearwing Moths mimic a bumblebee that went to charm school. This day-flying moth floats gracefully around a flower [...]
August 19, 2022

Extrafloral Nectary

Candy store on a plant! This nob is an extrafloral nectar on the Senna plant. [...]
August 17, 2022

Wild Senna Flower

Here's a unique, stingy wildflower that doesn't offer pollinators any nectar [...]
August 15, 2022

American Snout

The “snout” of the American snout is actually mouth parts (labial palps)! [...]
August 14, 2022

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillaries travel north for the summer even though they can't survive our winters. [...]
August 10, 2022

Katydid Wasp

Meet the archnemesis of the leaf-rolling cricket, the Katydid Wasp. [...]
August 9, 2022

Leaf-rolling Cricket

Even though this cricket can't sing, fly or win a beauty contest, he's got some amazing attributes! I found this Carolina Leaf-roller Cricket [...]
August 8, 2022

IG Posts

I'm back to blogging - and on a more regular basis! [...]
August 8, 2022

Gorgeous grass moth

Sometimes, little moths that crash in the grass are beautiful! This Straight-lined Vaxi crambid snout moth dropped [...]