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An Unseen Life (Cutworm, Noctuinae?)

It’s funny how, on a quiet summer’s day, when the only thing to really speak of is the sound of a gentle breeze and the occasional passing car over the peaceful drone of just another day that even the harsh wail of a lawn mower in the distance can’t help but be utterly consumed, that a little rustle, a little splash of light brown or dull yellow in the green plane of what passes for a backyard grabs your attention. 408 more words

Macro Photography


Australian Grapevine Moth larvae – I’ve been watching out for these cuties on my grapevine. I have to be quick as I think the birds like them, too.  105 more words

Butterflies & Moths

Blankets and Bobby Pins

Boredom + Creativity = Bobby Pin Caterpillar (sans legs)

While the above-pictured duo is an unlikely combination, I chose it for today’s Photo Challenge for exactly that reason; the result is/was unique.   120 more words


Monarchs and Milkweed

Monarch caterpillars need milkweed to survive.  I planted some last summer and was thrilled when the caterpillars started to appear!

In response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge A Good Match

Weekly Photo Challenge

Look deeply into my maw!

There’s a late summer feeding frenzy in the garden at the moment, as this year’s crop of monarch caterpillars do their competitive best to turn into butterflies.   78 more words



I like drawing animals, but I’m not very good at it yet. Though I’m thinking if I just keep using colors I might eventually get something decent looking. 11 more words