Fun Friday: FOY Clearwing Moth




This past week, while photographing wildflowers in a rainy mist at Prairie State Park, I was hiking through a thick bed of wet clover while making my way towards some Flowering Dogwood trees that were in bloom. While maneuvering the thick clover, I scared up a Clearwing Moth. Being wet and a rainy mist still […]

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The Always Mesmerizing Clearwing Moth




(First published in 2011): On my last trip out to the Prairie Meadow to check out the wildflower/wildlife activity, I came upon this cute little guy, who I first thought was a bumble bee. But as I approached it, I could tell it was definitely not a bumbler … I had found my first of […]

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Hummingbird Moth




Yesterday morning, I hiked the nearby natural prairie, looking for the white-tailed deer doe with 3 fawns. Unfortunately, I didn’t see them, although I have a strong suspicion where they are hanging out. The only problem is that the vegetation is so dense that I’d likely scare them away, just trying to reach the area. […]

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“Leftovers”




One more post from the local sunflower field, then I’m moving on to the second half of my July Colorado photo trip. Today’s “leftovers” includes some non-bird flying creatures, an unusual large bird, and a pair of land mammals that visited the sunflower field during my multiple trips there. Oh, yes, and a short video […]

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Clearly, A New Friend




On my last trip out to the Prairie Meadow to check out the wildflower/wildlife activity, I came upon this cute little guy, who I first thought was a bumble bee. But as I approached it, I could tell it was definitely not a bumbler … I had found my first of year (FOY) Clearwing Moth! […]

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