Tag Archives: insects

09.17.2020 Garage Moth

Moths seem to like doing an overnight on our garage walls.  Not a lot, but every once in a while I find one or two.  This Juniper Twig Geometer-Patalene olyzonaria was fortunately at eye level.  I have had to put up … Continue reading

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09.14.2020 Macro Monday

I went to visit the fringed gentians this morning.  Unfortunately, sunshine is required for them to open and I only had a few early hours to be out.  I did find one composition with a bud and that will show … Continue reading

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08.28.2020-2 Bedtime Spider

Bentley always goes out just before we go to bed.  Tonight I noticed another web below where the Spotted Neoscona had been last week.  This spider was much smaller and at first in the dark and with it being so … Continue reading

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08.24.2020 Macro Monday-Spidah and Grasshoppah

The 180 came back last week and this weekend was my first time out with it.  Saturday was a big disappointment.  Pretty much every image was not very good as a result of everything coated with so much dew that … Continue reading

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08.11.2020 Another Day, Another Skipper

Two different skipper species ties my annual record in the yard. Maybe they don’t visit the yard all that often or I just might not be looking at the right time.  But it was a delight to have a pair … Continue reading

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07.06.2020-2 The highlight of my morning.

I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind.  I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet.  Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading

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07.17.2019 Downy False-foxglove

One of the Quabbin Park wildflowers I look forward to every year is this lovely spike-Aureolaria virginica. Most of the time I spent with these flowers I shared with bumblebees and the little Syrphids aka hover flies-possibly Toxomerus sp. Most … Continue reading

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07.15.2019 Along Branch Bridge Road

This is a popular locale for fishing and insect watching.  Lots of dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, and various other insects. It’s also the spot where I made the Tall Meadow Rue image last week. This first image was a pleasant surprise … Continue reading

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07.21.2016 Brilliant Beetle

One of my favorite insects to photograph is the Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysochus auratus).  They are quite accommodating in the morning and allow for close approach and hardly move…just the occasional twitch of the antennae. They are found on milkweed … Continue reading

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01.29.2015 Thinkin’ Summer

Tuesday’s snow has been cleared, the roof has been raked and we got up around 30°F today which led to some melting.  Around midnight tonight there’s another few inches coming in and then we get real cold again, just in … Continue reading

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