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Dark Fishing Spider-Dolomedes tenebrosus Who sees my little friend? Look closely if you dare. 🙂 Most often I find these in the wood pile but it was chilly last night so this one must have sought warmer shelter.
Gymnoclytia sp. A Tachinid fly. These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host. The adults feed on nectar.
Pretty soon these will be frozen jewels as we approach colder weather but for now it’s still warm and lovely to see an upside down world in drops of rain.
We are starting to get a few nights in the 30’s although not a frost in the immediate future. But that might be chilly enough to trigger hibernation. This past Monday I visited one of the more reliable locations for … Continue reading
Well maybe not all wood splitters but this one was happy to find these and get a nice shot of the two peacefully, I think, coexisting under the bark of some of my firewood that I was prepping for the … Continue reading
We had very little rain this past summer and many of the brooks here were actually rock landscapes. But last week we had a little bit and Murphy Falls had this trickle of a cascade flowing for a more intimate … Continue reading
Cloning? So this discussion happened a little while ago but that was about something that was not in the real world but within the camera. In this case it is quite real. I went back and forth about the cell … Continue reading
While stacking some wood I had just split I felt eyes upon me. When I looked up I saw Eastern Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis I’ve been bringing the camera out with me when working in the yard and it came … Continue reading
Ringed Assassin Bug-Pselliopus cinctus