Category Archive: insects

If I Could Translate Grasshopper into English

  Of course I did release this grasshopper as soon as I had some good pictures.  She was ID’d for me at BugGuide.net as an American Bird Grasshopper, Schistocerca americana, part of the… Continue reading

Pairs

Eyes

After being at the International Quilt Festival all day, my eyes are about to close. So I will leave you with some eyes that are wider awake than I am.  You can click… Continue reading

Dragonfly Detecting

Last year I bought the field guide Dragonflies of Texas.  Each two-paged species account is packed with information, including a full-sized body silhouette, color photos, range map, key features, and a seasonal histogram,… Continue reading

Summer Can Take a Toll

It’s not the heat OR the humidity — it’s the territorial disputes and the predators that can really wear you down!

Warm Colors of July

 

A Certain Young Wizard’s Favorite Insect…

…would have to be an Owlfly, wouldn’t it? I saw this insect fly past today and land on a stalk.  It looked long and skinny and plastered itself against the stalk, but as… Continue reading

Just Some Pretty Pictures

Life and Death on a Wildflower

The Brown-eyed Susans are in bloom, and they are busy places in the insect world. This time of year there is so much wildlife moving around, I can barely keep up with editing… Continue reading

Tiny Freshwater Creatures

Usually these posts highlight the birds and insects I see on my daily walks, but I don’t want to neglect the underwater creatures!  I made a little net out of an old embroidery… Continue reading