Category Archives: Insects

Be Very Careful

A large spider was crawling on the outside of the window near my office. I angled my shot so Pikes Peak was in the background and …

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Cedaredge

I planned the days on this weekend adventure, and Sally planned the nights. She booked us at the Cedaredge Lodge, a mom-and-pop motel that has great ratings. The young woman who checked us in spent about 20 minutes explaining all … Continue reading

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May Natural History Museum

When you drive south on Route 115 out of Colorado Springs, you pass a huge bug that stands on a hill next to the road. This is Herkimer, a giant West Indian Hercules Beetle built in the 1950’s to mark … Continue reading

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Butterfly #48 — Falcate Orangetip

anthocharis midea Friday, March 25, 2016 — 3:07 p.m. Devil’s Den State Park, Arkansas Two or three of them were flitting low at the edge of a clearing near Lee Creek, occasionally stopping on flowers. I only had my cell … Continue reading

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Morning Dew on Spider Webs

taken with my iPhone

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Butterfly Whisperer

I spent the day in Chicago with Sally, Jonathan, Rae Lyn and Elizabeth. We took the train down and walked to the Field Museum. As we were strolling through Grant Park, I saw a butterfly — I think it was … Continue reading

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Red Milkweed Beetle on Milkweed

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Baby Steps

I finally bought a decent camera, and tonight I took it for a walk. I only used the full-auto mode, just to get a feel for what it could do — and because I don’t know how to do anything … Continue reading

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Butterfly #47 — Zerene Fritillary

speyeria zerene Wednesday, May 9, 2012 — 11:32 am Phantom Canyon Road — Fremont County, Colorado It was flitting about and landing on the dirt of the road just north of the second tunnel.

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Butterfly #46 — Hackberry Emperor

asterocampa celtis (hackberry) Tuesday, April 24, 2012 — 2:45 pm Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia — Beaver Swamp Trail My primary objective for visiting Bond Swamp was to see a Swainson’s Warbler, but I wasn’t opposed to seeing other … Continue reading

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