Saturday, June 27, 2015

Snowberry Clearwing and Hummingbird Clearwing

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #80 and Andyslens' Weekend Butterfly #03:

This is a better picture of a Snowberry Clearwing than my previous attempt, enjoying the wild sweet pea flowers.

And here is a Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe on my sister's Purple Verbena:


"The Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is very small, reaching a total length of no more than 25 mm."

These are Horace's Duskywings. (Unless they're some other kind of Duskywing!)


These last two are good examples of brush-footed butterflies (KCS has a nice explanation at this post). Here's a Common Wood-Nymph, Cercyonis pegala:

Last but not least, a Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos:

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fenced In

My contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #66.

This groundhog was on an elevated section of the W & OD Trail. He/she/it/groundhog could not find a large enough hole to get through when it tried to run away. Eventually he found one, but I didn't think he was going to make it. If he had a waistcoat on, he would have lost all his buttons for sure!


I can't help but take this picture every opportunity:


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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bird on a Wire

Carmi's "Thematic Photographic 338 is Straight lines. Here's Mr. Cardinal:

A plane near Dulles Airport:

Bambi on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail:


For Wild Bird Wednesday 152 and Nature Notes 317, I have a finch. He might be the reddest one I've ever seen, but still a house finch I suppose.


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