Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Blue Jay Mom and Babe Having Lunch Delivered

The Delivery

The Indigo Bunting

Mr. Indigo Bunting was not happy with me.  He had a nest in a bush just by the path into the woods.  I just stayed put and he just flew around me, yelling at me to take my big lens and please go home.  So I did.

The Black Swallowtail Caterpillar with Ostemerium

This little sweetie is growing up on my fennel plant.  His mom, the Black Swallowtail Butterfly laid her eggs on a leaf nearby the fennel.  See those yellow horns on top?  That is his Ostemerium, which is a defense mechanism.  A little yellow internal organ pops out when the caterpillar feels threatened.  (I had to tickle him a little to get the picture.)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Weekend Up the Mountains

Alpacas, kestrels, warblers, dragonflies and good friends.  Does not get much better.  Had a wonderful weekend with Barb Schindler McGarry and Maryann Gorman at Barb's house somewhere in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Nymph Leaf Hopper (Coelidia Olitoria)

This little guy is about the size of the head of a pin, but oh what an amazing species.  Check out his green eyes, black toe nails, whiskers, long legs, and his hose like mouth piece.
Back Side - Check out those feet and toenails and long, long legs
Proud Profile
Got my own six legged chair.  Just leaning back and pulling on my whisker

Having a little Japanese Maple Juice Using My Maple Juice Straw

Walking on Thistle Blossoms

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Redwing Blackbird and the Doe

The doe had mistakenly stepped into the nest of the Red Winged Black Bird.  The bird tried his best to move the doe along.  Finally she turned around and jumped away in her own good time.