Friday, August 12, 2022

Little White Moth Laying Her Eggs Today in Charlestown Meadows

She was under a leaf and I could not coax her out.  After I looked at the photographs I realized she was laying her eggs!  (Click on the photograph to really see those eggs.)

 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Wary Momma and the Three Fawns

I was walking in the woods in Valley Forge today when two momma deer and three fawn ran right towards me.  They didn't realize I was there until they practically knocked me over.  I stood still for at least 15 minutes and they sort of got used to me.  So much fun!



 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Ambush Bug

 I was walking in the field off of Ship Road and saw a butterfly on a thistle blossom.  I started taking his photograph and realized he was not flying away.  I got closer and realized he had been ambushed by the Ambush Bug.  He's a tiny bug with giant forearms and pinchers that can capture prey many times its size.  Here he is side view, front view and during the ambush. Click to enlarge and really see that bug!!





Friday, August 5, 2022

Today in Valley Forge

Oh it is that time of year in Valley Forge.  The turtles are lurking in the woods.  The Indigo and the Goldfinch are everywhere, the hummingbirds and the honeybees are buzzing the wildflowers.  It is so marvelous to just walk in the fields and see all these beautiful creatures.  I am so, so, so happy.








 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Yumiko Graduated!!! She is a Certified Physician Assistant!!!

 She did it!  She worked so hard for so long from the day she entered medical school.  Yumiko has poured her heart into her studies.  And on Friday, July 29 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, that young woman walked up on stage and received her Masters Degree.  Cannot tell you how proud we all are.  Here are a  few photos from the graduation: