Archive for February 2013

Flowers On A Sunny Day   14 comments

After all the much-needed rain, we have a sunny day! Brightly colored flowers are finally in bloom in our gardens.

Yellow Soft Petals   Purple Bearded Iris




Delicate Iris



Spy the spider?  Barely visible is a tiny spider hiding from my camera.


Enjoy your day!


Eastern Eyed Click Beetle   27 comments

Yet another new insect for me to photograph! Eastern Eyed Click Beetle


This impressive guy is one of the largest members of the click beetle family Elateridae!  Click Beetle



Walk this way:Click beetle



Click Beetle stare Mr. Beetle is not very happy with me snapping photos.



He decides to play dead for minute or two in hopes of me wonder on to the next picture.


Playing Possum: The Beetle Way



X marks the spot:eastern eyeed click bug



Mr Beetle  It’s off to the next photo-op!



Enjoy your day!



Time To Bug Out Photograghy: February   20 comments

Details matter. Nature’s attention to the insect world never ceases to delight.

Round Headed Boroers Larva

While chopping firewood, the strange-looking larvae start to drop from holes in the center of the hickory tree. The birds seem to relish in the special winter delicacy as if someone lifted the top off an aromatic pot of soup.

Winter housing busted for round headed borers larva

The hidden larva is from the Cerambycidae family. The Round Headed Borers larva is a new species for me to observe.

Hickory tree feeders:The Round Headed Borers larva

The orange spots add great color.

All sized Round Headed Borers larva   The various sizes do not matter to the birds. A tiny wren took flight and dropped the fatted larva food about five times before settling in to eat.

Looking through the larva tunnal

Enjoy your day!

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