(2 photos) Victim: unknown. Prime suspect: jewel spider, member of the orb-weaver gang. Bugguide.net describes the jewel spider is “harmless”, but Wikipedia mentions sexual cannibalism, construction of… Read more “Tough Neighborhood”
WPC: Look Up
“For this week’s challenge, take a moment to look up.” Back in June 2015 I looked up, and saw a monarch butterfly overhead at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic… Read more “WPC: Look Up”
Walking through some nearby hills, we came upon this gigantic butterfly. After coming home I got help from Wikipedia and learned that this is a Pale Swallowtail. … Read more “Pale Swallowtail”
WPC: Treats (Hidden In Plain Sight)
It’s a real treat to see Mother Nature in disguise. This week’s photo challenge is TREAT . Click any photo below to see a gallery of TREATS.… Read more “WPC: Treats (Hidden In Plain Sight)”
Orange and Green
Yesterday an orange dragonfly visited the garden. Apparently they prefer to hover near bodies of water, and indeed that’s where I’ve always found them. No ponds large… Read more “Orange and Green”
June Bugs in July
June bug in a grapefruit tree. I remember these iridescent bugs from my Arizona childhood. Not surprising, since their habitat is the U.S. southwest. They’re really quite… Read more “June Bugs in July”
Taken at the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.
I confess… I find the blossom… sweeter… than the fruit.