Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nutkin Style

My contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes #(379).
Regular and Blonde Tail Nutkins from the backyard in D.C. earlier this month:

Snowberry Clearwing:

Fiery Skipper

I'm also linking to Carmi's Thematic Photographic 381 - Please Be Seated. For this, I'm going with professional couch connoisseur Amelia:

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beewolf, Snowberry Clearwing Video

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #140.
Gray Hairsteak:

Common Buckeye:

When I saw this flying around the W and O.D. Trail, I thought it was a hover fly due to its flying skills. Turns out it is a small wasp known as a Beewolf:

Tiger Swallowtail:

Snowberry Clearwing Moth, Hemaris diffinis:


For Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin', I have this male Goldfinch. The Goldfinches and the one Monarch I saw this week were sticking to the few remaining flowering thistles. Most other butterflies and bees were loving the teasels.

I was going to save this male Cardinal for Good Fences, but I have plenty of pictures for Thursday and not many birds. So here he is:

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Teasels and Tiger Swallowtails

My contribution to TexWiscGirl's Good Fences #126.
My sister's crepe myrtle is still blossoming nicely along the fence line (as are the neighbors'):

Here's Amelia, always on the wrong side of the door:

I'm also linking to Carmi's Thematic Photographic 380 - Hidden: Can you spot the WIDE LOAD hidden in this picture?

I misidentified these as white thistles. They are actually teasels, a thistle relative.

You can find many critters hidden in the teasels, if you try. For instance, this Tiger Swallowtail.

Here is another. Note the teasel has spikes on top of the flower, unlike a thistle.

Update: Gilly and Bob both posted frog pics for the theme. Since one was hopping around the spa this morning, I'm joining suit.


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