Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ashburn Virginia Dragonflies, Etc.

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #136.

I couldn't get sharp captures of these flying dragonflies, but I did get a couple pics of them laying eggs in the hot tub. (I told them it was a mistake, but you know kids just don't listen.)


Here is a male Common Whitetail:

A sweat bee on a thistle:

A Peck's Skipper, I presume.

I'm also linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'. There were plenty of goldfinches along the W and O.D. trail, but this was the only one who let me get close enough for the G15:

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Chill Your Tail

My contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #122.
Here's little puppy Amelia!

And here's Rory. Sometimes, you need to chill your tail.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Gray Tree Frog, Chippie Battle

My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (#371).

North-side Chippie and South-side Chippie had a battle over the seed plate one morning. Three separate bouts (in a few seconds). I tried to get a pic of the battling fuzzballs, but they were too quick. This is the only pic I got (from the 2nd floor) that included both of them.

North-side Chippie conceded the dish and had to wait on the perching branch, as modeled by Nutkin here:

Here's an Ashburn bumblebee. If you click for a larger pic, you'll see a bee face full of pollen.

This is a gray tree frog. It sometimes hangs out in my sister's compost bin, which is cool, moist, and has lots of bugs.

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