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Small, Bigger, Biggest

These photos were all taken from my back yard.  That statement is true but I should probably add some clarification.  The three photos of the last subject were taken from my back yard but the subject was in my neighbors back yard; not mine.  233 more words


Flowers and Insects

A cosmos stretching out it’s petals trying to capture as much sun as it  can.  If you look at the petal at 2:00 o’clock you can see the slender arms of a garden fairy clapping it’s hands. 184 more words

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Presenting  a Small Mix of Some Flying Insects

A bee, two butterflies, and a skipper.

First the bee.  Coming in for a landing

and she found a spot.

The first butterfly is an eastern black swallowtail; I think a female.  188 more words

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butterfly "bushes"

Late summer flowers are attracting an abundance of bees and butterflies to residential gardens now, but by far the most attractive flowers seem to be those of the succulent Stonecrop ( 302 more words


Recent Activity.

As summer slips past some critters are at the peak of their activity.  I have been doing a lot of travelling, but have still been able to get a few photos in here and there. 142 more words

Summer Colors

The Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park is a big, wide-open prairie-like saddle tucked between the park’s hardwood forests. It’s about midway along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah N.P. 80 more words



We just answered a regular reader’s question about the swallowtails we featured yesterday and thought perhaps we should show a comparison of all the swallowtails we happen to have photos of. 254 more words

Backyard Habitat