Archive for July, 2011

Orange-striped Spiny Oakworm

Orange-something Spiny Oakworm

July 27, 2011

This is a common moth that is better known as a caterpillar. It is variably referred to as the Orange-striped Spiny Oakworm Moth and the Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth. In this… [Continued]


Frozen Hummingbirds

July 17, 2011

This is the time of year that Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) blooms. For those purists (like me) who prefer to photograph wild subjects in wild, or at least native, settings,… [Continued]

Widow Skimmer, Libellula luctuosa

Dragons amidst a Peaceful People

July 13, 2011

The Amish community holds an annual auction to pay for their schools. It is a great affair: homemade ice cream, barbecued chicken, quilts, draft horse rides—just a lot of fun…. [Continued]


Of Quests, Luck, and Egg Cups

July 6, 2011

Did you ever see something unique in a field guide and think to yourself, “Wow, I’d really like to see that”? I do it all the time, and there are… [Continued]



July 4, 2011

Eastern Amberwings (Perithemis tenera) are one of our smallest dragonflies. Look for them at the edges of lakes and ponds in mid-summer. You can often see the females hovering over… [Continued]


Red, White, and Blueberry

July 1, 2011

It is easy to remember when to start picking blueberries in the mountains, July 4th weekend. Actually, this year, I have already seen pickers out and about in the mountains…. [Continued]

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