This must have been the year of the cardinals in my backyard. On my frequent trips in my backyard to do garden work or feed the birds, I occasionally came […]
Computer wallpaper featuring just hatched spiders on a rosemary plant. This wallpaper is only available in two ratios – 1.25 and 1.6. The spider scene is shown from two views – a lot of spiders piled up on branches and fewer spiders leaving the hatching area.
If an Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar could have a facebook, then do you think his profile picture would be something like this? He’s got a little mustache, he’s got a […]
Have you ever wondered what those stubby legs look like up close? I accidentally captured the pseudopods today in a photograph. This is a close-up photograph of the pseudopods on a monarch caterpillar. The sticky false feet help the caterpillar maneuver around on its food [host plant] and helps keep it from falling off the plant.Go to web page to see image …
Earlier today I took these photographs in my garden. The caterpillars shown here are, as far as I can tell, Black Swallowtail. The plants they are feeding on is fennel. I don’t mind, I got the fennel for half price and I had been wondering what I was going to do with it.
I am posting these two photographs only because: …
Swallowtail caterpillars are eating my fennel! I took a few pictures of them and one turned out nice enough for wallpaper, actually another one is just as nice, but for now or for always, I have made wallpaper with just one on the photos. …
!–Spider Photo Ahead–! Last May, 2008, and under my husbands wishes [orders] I purchased a new camera. He was getting ready for his yearly stress-relieving explosion extravaganza vacation and he […]
This is an adult male eastern box turtle. They can live a long time in the wild, around 80 years. This one lives in my garden in the spearmint bed. […]
My vegetable garden is usually a home to a bunny or two. My large old mint and daylily bed is a sheltered place for a rabbit hutch (or is it […]
Every year ants come in the house under the back door and look around for food. There’s not much here; the typical floor fare is a fallen cheerio or two. […]
Continued from Green Caterpillar. This is a combo entry, more below. After 34 days, the moth finally emerged from its pupa on May 27. The moth is plain and shades […]
There is not a lot to report although I feel like I have been busy. Leah Mitchell redid (tweaked) her Exploring Creation with General Science co-op schedule. The schedule is […]
May 4th while outside looking at the different kinds of bees that were visiting the white clover in my backyard, I happened upon a cloverleaf with a cluster of bug […]
Rose-breasted grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus About the bird: mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov These well-dressed birds frequent our feeder. They prefer the hopper feeder and they exhibit territorial behavior at the feeder. When the hopper […]
Last Saturday, April 21, I gathered leaf litter from the woods for my garden. I used a leaf rake to gather the litter. At some point in this task, I […]