Happy Pollinators




Slept in “late” this morning, after a long evening of photographing the “super-sized”, “blood” moon of the lunar eclipse last night. Wasn’t sure how things would go, as it was pretty cloudy during the day. But Mother Nature smiled down on us and we had a totally clear sky for the eclipse! Hoping to have […]

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Pollinators At Work




Late last fall, I began digging and planting a new Butterfly Garden, just outside my front porch at my rural Missouri home. This spring, it still needs some more plants added and some more work, but it is already attracting pollinators, such as this Bumble Bee: Besides a lot of Bumble Bees, a few butterflies […]

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Flight Path Bee




When kayaking among the many American Lotus flowers, it is common to find all kinds of nectar-seeking insects enjoying the fruits that lie inside the Lotus blooms. One morning, things fell into place when two Bumble Bees were in flight, about to reach a Lotus flower where a third Bee was already busy collecting nectar: […]

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Spring Thoughts




In the cold snap, it’s very easy to get lost thinking spring thoughts! This Bumble Bee was busy feasting on Common Horse Gentian (Triosteum perfoliatum), a common wildflower found on Missouri prairies.    

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Busy As A Bee




While hiking some meadows in the Maroon Bells area of Colorado, I came upon a nice patch of thistles, and several Bumble Bees that were busy nectar hunting:         These images were made in mid-September. The nighttime temperatures were downright cold, but you could count on seeing these guys busy at work […]

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Chill Out!




While hiking the Maroon Bells area of the Colorado Rockies, I stumbled upon a small patch of wildflowers, including these yellow beauties. Not sure of the identification, but appears to possibly be a sunflower of the genus Arnica (any ID help is certainly appreciated!):       Did you notice the small “inhabitant”, located near […]

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Hi, Sweetie!




I haven’t posted much on the nearby prairie meadow this year, mainly due to it’s lack of productivity, as compared to last year. I think there are 2 factors that have affected the meadow’s wildflower growth this year:  (1) no controlled burns were conducted over the winter, and (2) our very late, cold spring weather. […]

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