Tag Archives: Lawrence Swamp wet meadow

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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08.06.2020 Northern Flatid Planthopper

I spent a bit of time this morning in the wet meadow where I find the grass pinks.  Of course they are long since passed, but there were a few insects found and this is the first I’ll be posting. … Continue reading

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06.26.2020 Flashback Friday-12-spotted Skimmer

Another find at the Lawrence Swamp wet meadow from the archives. Capturing insects in the early morning often allows a close approach that isn’t possible later in the day when they are warmed up and more energetic.  A cool morning … Continue reading

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06.23.2020 Old Formica Ant had a farm, ee i ee i o

Another “found” subject while looking for the orchids at the Lawrence Swamp wet meadow…which thanks to our drought isn’t terribly wet right now. Several plants had many of these scenes happening in the early morning. Aphids and ants have a … Continue reading

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06.20.2020 Creepy Saturday

Not everyone is creeped out by spiders, but I felt a warning was fair.  🙂 While looking for the orchids yesterday and before happening upon the damselfly, I noticed this Arabesque Orbweaver with its bagged lunch on a leaf. For … Continue reading

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