Tag Archives: MacLeod Field

11.08.2021 Almost Monochrome Monday

I considered converting to black and white but like the coolness of the frost.  In some cases one color is acceptable to still be considered monochrome but this has some brown as well.  Some folks like to present images in … Continue reading

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11.07.2021 Autumn Frost

This could be the start of something.  We’ve had a few frosts in the past week but yesterday was my first opportunity to do something beside scraping the windshield. Frosted Red Oak Leaves in MacLeod Field.

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09.03.2021 Frog Friday Frog Fun

When I visited MacLeod Field on this past Sunday I had insects on the mind and as you saw had an enjoyable time chasing the Silver-bordered Fritillary. But prior to that I was chasing a small moth when I saw … Continue reading

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08.30.2021 A pleasant chase

While at MacLeod Field yesterday morning, I spotted this flash of orange and having seen several Pearl Crescents thought it to be one.  But upon a closer look I was mistaken. Silver-bordered Fritillary-Boloria selene When I first spotted this individual … Continue reading

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08.29.2021 Sunday Night with the Hopper

Lots of insects at the wet meadow this morning.  This hopper was my first encounter. Red-legged Grasshopper-Melanoplus femurrubrum I continue to be impressed with this 180+2.o combo.  These are pretty common and can be large enough in numbers to be … Continue reading

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08.18.2021-2 Webnesday

Gary hasn’t posted in a while so I’ll pick it up with a spider for the day.  Hope we hear from him soon as well. In the same meadow, MacLeod Field, where I found the Viceroy I also saw a … Continue reading

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08.10.2021 Hey, Stinky!

Not sure how the Genus common name came about as I did not smell this at all.  Of course I was a few feet away. But I can see how they are called Lacewings, one of the Neuroptera that also … Continue reading

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08.09.2021 Monday Morning Meadow Marvel Mimic Macro

If you can add more ‘m’s go right ahead. Bet you think this is a Monarch, unless of course you know it isn’t.  It is a Monarch look-a-similar, the Viceroy-Limenitis archippus.  I was hoping to photograph grasshoppers or craneflies or … Continue reading

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08.05.2021 Dragonfly Conundrum

This could be one of two dragonfly species. They are indistinguishable in a photograph or even in hand, which I do not do. I have decided that it is a Cherry-faced Meadowhawk-Sympetrum internum but cannot be positive. The other possibility … Continue reading

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07.19.2021 Collecting little pieces of Nature here and there

While checking out the milkweed for monarch caterpillars (still none to be seen) I noticed this little grasshopper sitting on a nodding bloom of Fringed Yellow Loosestrife-Lysimachia ciliata. The Two-striped Grasshopper nymph-Melanoplus bivittatus did not weigh much and the flower … Continue reading

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