Fun Friday: Changes in My Nursery

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have collected several Black Swallowtail butterfly eggs and caterpillars. They are housed in a mesh, indoors “nursery” in my rural Missouri home. I had been waiting for the caterpillar to begin making it’s chrysalis. Well, I went to bed on Tuesday night and the caterpillar was […]

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Hungry Hummers!

Today’s post was captured a month ago, on September 01, on the covered, front porch of my rural Missouri home. About this time every year, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin a “feeding frenzy” as they take in more calories to begin their annual, fall migration southward. The male hummers were mostly gone when I made this […]

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Fun Friday: No Longer an “Empty Nester”

About a week ago, as I was walking past my rural Missouri butterfly garden, I noticed a Black Swallowtail that was busy laying eggs on a parsley plant (host plant for these beautiful butterflies). Yesterday, I closely inspected the plant to see if I could find the eggs … voila, I found about a dozen […]

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Fun Friday: Looking for Goodies

Today’s post features one of the five bears I observed during my recent trip to Glacier National Park (Montana). This black bear was close to the road and continuously foraged among the rocks and wildflowers on the mountainside: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, shot at 400mm  Handheld, […]

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Fun Friday: Not in Here, BooBoo

“Hey, BooBoo, the pikanik basket’s not in here! Let me know if that pesky ranger shows up!” Those were the words I pictured as I captured this photograph during my recent trip to Glacier NP (northwest Montana). Today’s “Fun Friday” post features an adult Black Bear that was foraging in some mountainside berry bushes, in […]

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Marmotmania

Today, I’m featuring a few more images of an adult Hoary Marmot that I found around the Lunch Creek (Glacier NP, Montana) parking area. These furry mammals are fun to watch! Here are a few of my favorite images of this single adult marmot: And if you missed last Friday’s “Fun Friday” post of this […]

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Fun Friday: Where’s My Readers?

Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from the Lunch Creek area of Glacier National Park (Montana) during my recent trip. I pulled over at the Lunch Creek parking area so I could check out and photograph the wildflowers and waterfall there. Once I exited the car and headed to the waterfall, I noticed this mature Hoary […]

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I’m Beary Pleased!

As you may have realized, I have been away from the computer and social media for a couple of weeks. I just returned from a wonderful trip to beautiful Glacier National Park, in northwestern Montana. The main objective I had for this trip was to photograph the Perseids meteor shower over the beautiful landscapes of […]

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Fun Friday: Friendly Eating Contest

Images in today’s Fun Friday post was captured a couple of days ago in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. As I walked past my butterfly garden, a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth captured my attention. As I watched it, the moth moved to a Butterfly Bush flower, where a Silver-spotted Skipper was already collecting nectar. I grabbed […]

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Fun Fri: Horrible Yet Wonderful

Today’s Fun Friday post features an image I captured yesterday morning, shortly after sunrise, at my rural Missouri home. As I began doing some dreaded housecleaning, my driveway alarm went off. I was sure it was the twin fawns again (I’m seeing them everyday now … in fact, the two are with mom in the […]

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