Category Archives: Insects

Update On The Honeybees In The Maple Tree

Since I’ve had a few people email me, I thought I would just create a new post concerning the hive of Honeybees that appeared in my Maple tree yesterday. I don’t recall how I numbered my possible options yesterday on what to do regarding the hive that suddenly appeared in my Maple tree, but I […]

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Butterflies and Dragonflies In The Summer

We’re in the dog days of summer where temperatures are in the upper 90′s and the heat index is around 104-108 degrees.  It’s also the time that whenever I take my lens outside I can expect a bit of a wait before I can start shooting due to the condensation on the lens. Presently we […]

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Drought, Hummingbirds, Honeybees, and Butterflies

I need to get a few things off my chest (actually just one thing).  This drought.  It’s driving me nuts.  This whole weather thing is driving me nuts actually.  On the East Coast they’re flooding.  Down here in Texas we’re drying up.  Is this the effects of global warming?  What will this wacky weather mean […]

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Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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Purple Martin Parents Feeding Babies

The Purple Martin parents are working full time feeding their young.  One thing I’ve noticed this year compared to previous years, is that the insects are smaller.  I haven’t seen them bring many Dragonflies which has been their favorite food in years past.  This year the most common insect seem to be Grasshoppers which the […]

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Infected Or Parasitized Monarch Chrysalises

I could tell we were going to have problems with the Monarch Butterfly Chrysalises in the Butterfly Enclosure several days ago.  All of the Chrysalises were a yellow brown color and didn’t look too healthy. Whether these were infected or parasitized Chrysalises, I’m not sure, maybe a combination of both.  You can see the Chrysalises […]

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Help Me Identify This Insect On Sassafras Leaf

Our Sassafras tree is really putting out some nice, soft leaves.  I was casually checking the leaves to see if any Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillars were feeding.  I then saw this small insect, but I have no idea what it is  It was definitely eating the leaf, but I don’t even know where to look to […]

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Carpenter Bee In Flight Feeding On Wildflowers

It was a cloudy, overcast, somewhat windy day, so not the best day to take pictures.  Leecy pointed out this Carpenter Bee (I think that’s what it is, not a Bumblebee) flying around the Wildflowers.  I wasn’t really expecting much from the pictures, but I’m actually quite pleased with how they turned out. While I […]

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Monarch Butterfly Getting Nectar From Maple Tree?

In addition to the Cedar Waxwings behaving in an interesting way, I also witnessed a Monarch Butterfly do something I’ve never seen before. Today, I released one of the Monarchs that eclosed a couple of days ago.  The Butterfly got a nice draft of wing, and gently floated to our Maple tree.  That’s when it […]

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