Carmi's Thematic Photographic 349 is Wildlife. This is also my contribution to Michelle's Nature Notes (#328).
The last time I used this title, the yolk was on me. Turns out my wolf spider was actually a fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus. If this were another fishing spider, I might have tried a picture-in-hand, as this guy did. But I'm pretty sure it's a Carolina Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis), and they are not known for being friendly.
It has come to my attention that some readers are not as fond of spiders as meself, so how about a butterfly? I'm used to seeing the Great Spangled Fritillary on the mountain, but this one was noticeably smaller. Perhaps an Aphrodite Fritillary? Or an Atlantis? Or maybe it's a male Great Spangled.
Finally, here's Rory! Definitely not interested in any people food.
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