Category Archives: Insect Photography

It’s a Zoo Out There, Part 1




I was hoping to have some new images of dragonflies to post today, but I’ve not seen any around my rural Missouri butterfly garden over the past few days. I don’t know if the extremely hot temperatures are causing them to lay low, or I’ve just not been in the garden at the right time. […]

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Fun Friday: Pollinator at Work




With our extremely hot temperatures, I have not been out much for photography lately. But I do manage to make an occasional walk-through of my butterfly garden, right outside my front door and in beautiful bloom right now! During my walk-through yesterday, I did find some pollinators busy at work: I’ve also seen a couple […]

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A Cat in the Garden




Today I’m featuring another notable find from my recent butterfly garden tour at a wonderful butterfly garden near Paola, Kansas. A couple of butterfly caterpillars (“cats”) were busy feeding on one of the garden plants as I walked the path through the garden. These caterpillars will soon become beautiful Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) butterflies: In […]

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A Cautious Widow Skimmer




While touring a wonderful butterfly garden near Paola, Kansas last week, I found a somewhat wary Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) dragonfly, “hiding” behind a stem on the plant he was perched in: Moving slowly, I was able to move to my right to get an image from a slightly different angle: A short time later, […]

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Fun Friday: Monarch & Rattlesnake Interaction




The local Missouri Master Gardener group I’m a member of had a great week. On Wednesday morning we met and drove to a wonderful butterfly garden that a nearby Kansas Master Gardener established many years ago. We had a very educational tour from the local butterfly expert, learning much about the butterflies and the plants. […]

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Fun Friday: Beautiful in Black




While in Des Moines last weekend for the annual art show, I made some time to drive to the nearby Neil Smith NWR to photograph wildflowers and wildlife. One of the highlights was finding and photographing Ebony Jewell-winged Damselflies. I had found a ton of these beauties when in town last year; this year there […]

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Do the Dew!




Back from Des Moines. It was a mixed bag. Spent a day at the Neil Smith NWR, with the highlight of capturing images of some Ebony Jewel-Wing Damselflies … a blog post with some images is forthcoming. Then, wonderful weather! After a rather warm day on Thursday, a cold front passed overnight and Friday thru […]

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Fun Friday: How Bees Make Honey




Yesterday morning, I decided to go check out Snowball Hill Prairie, a wonderful prairie remnant near my rural Missouri home. This past winter, the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) did a controlled burn on the remaining half of the prairie (the first half was burned in the winter of 2016) and I wanted to see what […]

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Fun Friday … From the Vault




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the “vault”, and features a wonderful, Green Metallic Bee that is busy pollinating one of my favorite prairie wildflowers … the Spiderwort. I have been away from blogging for about a week, due to a very hectic schedule.  Last weekend I had a booth in the Stillwater Art Show […]

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Faves of 4Q 2016




  Fourth quarter began as usual, with foliage showing the signs of fall, such as this Slender Bush Clover found on Snowball Hill Prairie: Not far from the clover, I found 3 Rough Blazing Stars: And I have to include one of my favorite finds at a local hardware store, some fun-loving Mums (which 2 […]

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