Category Archives: insects

The Arboretum at 100 degrees

We went to the arboretum today to walk through the glades and prairies, see what flowers might still be blooming, insects, how dry the creeks and ponds are after a so-far HOT and drought-y summer. When we got there at … Continue reading

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Vernal Equinox Snapper

Glad i took a walk today because I saw the snapping turtle who lives under the bridge. Haven’t seen her since 2010 and feared she’d perished somehow. But no, she’s alive and well and mostly hiding out in the muck. … Continue reading

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What a great morning! The Cardinals won the 6th game of the World Series at the bottom of the 11th inning last night- I, who don’t usually get too excited about sports, was jumping up and down and hootin’ and … Continue reading

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Fall walk

We went to the arboretum today. Here’s Mary Isabelle to greet us-  Even though the temperatures are still summer-like, the sights and sounds and smells are of fall. Leaves crunching underfoot, migratory birds in big groups, chattering away, bees of … Continue reading


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Found dead in a parking lot, still beautiful

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August Full Moon

    The full moon through the trees in the back yard- And a moth- And some interesting insect eggs laid on the outside of the bedroom window-

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Katydid Courtship on Hot Summer Day

It is courtship season for katydids. I heard them in the trees outside my window as I sat early this morning, that distinctive sawing sound as the males rub their forewings together to sing to the females; the females’ chirping … Continue reading

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