Thursday, July 29, 2021

Brag, Brag, Brag......

Eight staff favorites this month from!!  I must have a friend at Betterphoto who likes bugs and birds as much as I do. Winners will be announced in a few days.  Hang on.....

A Whole Bunch of Assassin Bugs
Common Yellow Throat

Little Blue on Orange Milkweed

Ladybug Takeoff

Cardinals in the Shadows

Red Eyed Vireo

Hoverfly on Wildflower

Milkweed Borer Boring Milkweed

Friday, July 23, 2021

Triple Score Today

 So much fun in Valley Forge today.  First I came across the hummingbird moth on the purple bee baum.  Click on each one for more fun.

Then came the monarchs in love.  And finally the baby bluebird looking up.   

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Curious Indigo and the Teenage Praying Mantis

Yesterday I spent a long time at Pawling Farm in Valley Forge.  Much of that time was photographing the very cooperative and quite curious Indigo Bunting.  And then walking down the regular path was this beautiful teenage Praying Mantis sitting at the top of a plant looking straight at me.  She stayed long enough for a great pose.  Hope you like.


Friday, July 16, 2021

"First Kiss"

Longhorn Milkweed Beetles meeting for the first time on a Sedum Leaf in Valley Forge National Park.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Our Baby Praying Mantis

This little beauty was born in a pot of flowers at the front of our driveway about six weeks ago.  We recently put in a new garden and relocated that pot of flowers to  the front porch.  Unless this is another baby altogether, I think she jumped out of the pot and is now happily making her way in the new garden.  She has been hiding out in a hydrangea plant for the last few days and posed for this picture this afternoon. Click to see how beautiful she is.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

A Red Letter Day!!

Just a few hours in Valley Forge today, but so many posers!!

The Damselfly in Black and White

The Robberfly Laying Eggs

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar on Milkweed

The Hummingbird


Monday, July 5, 2021

All in a Day's Work

I was hiding in the woods trying to lure a little oven bird into the viewfinder of my big lens when all of a sudden this funky looking long legged Stilt Fly landed on my lens.  Luckily I had my macro with me and got a photo of the fly (Micropezidae).  Click on the photo and take a good look at those white tap shoes that he kept tapping and that big red eye.  And to top it off, the oven bird posed just about the same time!