Category Archive: insects

Green Lynx 1, Paper Wasp 0

I take about a hundred pictures every day, and try to edit and tag them every night, but I don’t always get to them on time.  This is one I took back in… Continue reading

Ooh! So Creepy!

(I hope you, like me, hear the voice of Joe Flaherty as Count Floyd, host of Monster Chiller Horror Theater, when you read the post title.) Here, for Halloween, are some of the… Continue reading

Gorgeous and Green in More Ways Than One

If you saw just this first picture, you might think I was into making some fantastic jewelry — But it is really the back of a female rainbow scarab.  I found her in… Continue reading

Roadside Attractions

On our way out to the Hill Country, we stopped at a rest area that has beautiful gardens of native plants. The butterflies were out in force, and my camera cooperated, and I… Continue reading

Looking Good in the Garden in October

I am jumping into Gillian’s weekly blog event, Looking Good, celebrating the things that look good in our gardens and neighborhoods. I am not much of a gardener, because the wild plants do… Continue reading

Down by the Creek in Late September

The weather has been cloudy but hot and still the last few days.  We are supposed to be getting moisture blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico, and I am ready for the… Continue reading

Camping Out on Camphor Daisies

The camphor daisies (Rayjacksonia phyllocephala) have just started blooming.  They are a pretty nondescript plant, tall and skinny, with long tough stems that look like leggy geranium stems, rough thick leaves, and small… Continue reading

Distinguishing Swallowtail Butterflies

—and one mimic. I am not a person who can readily identify birds, dragonflies, or butterflies “on the wing”, at least at first.  I need to take pictures, and then sit down with… Continue reading