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I got this picture from about fifteen feet away. Pretty amazing camera, huh? These fellows had gorgeous colorful wings. They refused to flutter them while I was aiming a camera, though!
I remember when I was a kid I used to wander around poking at milkweed pods and playing with all the cute little beetles. As far as I know they don’t exist out West, and I don’t think I ever … Continue reading
So I was walking back from that doctor’s appointment I mentioned a few days ago, and I noticed some gorgeous flowers, with a couple of butterflies flitting about near them. One of them landed on a flower so I decided … Continue reading
Kind of pretty, isn’t it? I think it’s a moth, but I’m not sure… we have some brown butterflies around here too, like the ‘mournful duskywing‘. And the antennae aren’t visible (I think those are legs) so it’s kind of … Continue reading
I know we have several birders in the audience. I wonder if we have any… um… …well, if someone who knows a lot about and likes birds is a birder, then I wonder what one would call someone who knows … Continue reading
I’m not sure what this guy is. Did a quick look online but didn’t see any obvious candidates. Edit: I am informed by the experts at Reddit that this is a ‘variable checkerspot caterpillar‘. Which is awesome, since I have always … Continue reading
I found a little friend on my rambles. I picked her up and put her on my shoulder and took her for a walk, and then, when I got back, returned her to her garden and went on my way. … Continue reading