Category Archive: insects

A Present

So sometimes you have this puppy who needs a little operation, and then they tell you he can’t run or jump or swim for two weeks, and he has to wear the e-collar… Continue reading

What Do You Mean, Common?

Now that we have lived on the farm almost seven years, I am familiar with a lot of the plants, insects, reptiles, and birds that I see regularly.  But almost every day, I… Continue reading

Golden-Winged Skimmer

Isn’t that a beautiful name? This is a new dragonfly for me, the 19th species I have been able to identify here.  I am always amazed at the tiny differences that denote different… Continue reading

A Whole Day of Photographic Delight

On Saturday I got to spend a whole day at our place in the Texas Hill Country — with nothing to do but take pictures!  What heaven! Now since I don’t get out… Continue reading

Host and Guests – Showy Primrose

Who is out and about in the Showy Primrose flowers? Another great nymph photo on BugGuide.net. This beetle is named for the Stillingia plant it is often found on. More information about it… Continue reading

I See Where You Get Your Good Looks

The other day I spotted these ornate caterpillars while I was weeding the garden. I was able to find out that they are the larvae of the Common Buckeye, which seems apt, because… Continue reading

Questions and Answers

Biodiversity Walk April 2016

Early in each month, I take a walk and see how many different species I can spy in an hour or two.  Here are some of the ones who held still for the… Continue reading

A Target-Rich Environment

Walking down by the creek today, I hardly knew where to turn my camera. All kinds of creatures were buzzing and fluttering around, and the light was perfect.

Dragonfly in Profile

These large dragonflies usually zoom back and forth across the pasture in continuous motion.  The other day, one stopped for a minute and perched on a T-post long enough for me to get… Continue reading