Tag Archives: Insect

Bee Careful

  I know . . . everyone posts “the bee in the flower” captures – so here’s mine!  He disappeared down out of sight, but I just kept the phone trained on the spot, and soon he reappeared.  Got him!

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One-inch Hopper

  I was coming back from filling the water pond for our possible guests, and saw this little fellow (at one inch long, he is, indeed, VERY tiny).  He was nearly invisible because he was so tiny, and nearly completely blended … Continue reading

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Foot Soldier

The Mexican Generals (the big black and yellow and orange grasshoppers) are starting to show up since the rains have slowed down. I’m not seeing very many in our yard this year, or on the roads, where they sometimes make … Continue reading

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Preying Mantis, Loaded

I think her fetching smile and glamorous antennae played a part in getting her in “the family way”. Click once and let it load; then click again for a real close-up portrait of this intricate creature.

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Tarantula Breath

Hey! A juicy spider . . . wait a minute. It’s a tarantula! Aren’t they poisonous? Better look him over carefully. Taking advantage of the break in the activity, the tarantula makes a run for it. So, what do you … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby Hopper

Walmart made itself a new building, and the old one stayed vacant for quite a while, but earlier this month Hobby Lobby opened a store there – and today we visited it. Oooooooh – fabrics – I haven’t been able … Continue reading

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A Rare Sight – A Patterned Butterfly

The yellow flowers were all waving “Good Morning” to me, so I raced out to photograph them at their loveliest. We have some white, some black, and some yellow butterflies – not many, really – but seldom do we see … Continue reading

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