Tag Archives: Massachusetts

09.13.2021 Like shooting fish in a barrel

Here’s an open bloom of our Fringed Gentians in the yard. Fringed Gentian- Gentianopsis crinita I purchased two of these from Nasami Farm two years ago and, as my yard soil is heavy with clay and they prefer well drained … Continue reading

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09.11.2021 Spidurday

Not until I processed this did I realize just how hairy this species’ cephalothorax is. Sac Spider- Elaver excepta   I like the pattern on the abdomen which seems like a landing pattern although who wants to land on a spider’s back? … Continue reading

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09.10.2021 Fog Friday

Well, that was a brief hiatus. I was on my way to Northern Maine when I stopped in Freeport for gas and heard a rubbing sound. I got out and nothing was under the car but it sounded like I … Continue reading

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09.10.2021 Frog Friday

I found this guy hanging around in Moosehorn Pond a while back.  Although I don’t think he was actually gripping the twig it does appear that way and a bit menacing as well.   🙂 I’ll be taking a blogging break … Continue reading

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09.09.2021 Golden Grass Meadow

Another image from my wander in Brickyard last Saturday.

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09.08.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Greater Fringed Gentian

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09.07.2021 Two fer Tuesday…Zombie Moth

In this case two posts of the same subject.  The one this morning was taken on the outside of our back door.  As with the Bald-faced Hornet a while back, this was from the inside and an unusual look at … Continue reading

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09.07.2021 A regular visitor.

This is one moth that I see annually in the yard. I am not sure what the attraction is as their food is grains and corn which is not in our yard but they show up at the back door … Continue reading

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09.06.2021 Monday Macro

I’ve got a virtual show coming up shared with another local photographer at our town library’s website.  Our theme is Mount Pollux, a favorite local spot for sunrise, sunset, and just plain hanging out.  I woke this morning to a … Continue reading

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09.05.2021 Lovely Mimic

One should be careful what you swat.  I bet your first impulse is that this is a scary wasp or hornet and a threat.  That was mine too. But it is a Hoverfly mimicking a hornet. Eastern Hornet Fly-Spilomyia longicornis. I … Continue reading

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