A Little Post-Kayak Gaura




On Monday morning, I arose early and headed out with the kayak. I had a wonderful, peaceful couple of hours as I drifted around a nearby lake. Ran across quite a bit of wildlife (will post images in later posts), but as I was pulling the kayak out of the water to load into my […]

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Butterfly Flower




At the current time, the Gaura wildflower (Gaura longiflora), also known as the Butterfly Flower, is taking over portions of the nearby, natural prairie. The flowers of this cool plant appear so delicate, but are really quite rugged. Many times, I find this plant in bloom with extremely small crab spiders on them, but this […]

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Hungry As A Horse!




Today I’m featuring a couple more images of the Clouded Crimson Moth caterpillars that are busy feeding on some Gaura wildflowers in my wildflower garden. I’ve also included a short video of one of the caterpillars as he chomped up one of my Gaura plants, that I made with my camera and macro lens. Enjoy! […]

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Colorful Caterpillar




A few days ago, we found a number of colorful caterpillars on Gaura wildflowers in my Cass County wildflower garden. At first glance, they looked like Monarchs, but as I got closer, I discovered they were Clouded Crimson Moth caterpillars. Here are a couple of my favorite images from that first encounter: In case you’re […]

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Butterfly Flower (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) As I was leaving the Prairie Meadow the other day, I noticed a new plant now blooming, the Gaura or Butterfly Flower (Gaura biennis):   In the above image, there are several flowers shown, 2 white ones and one pink one. The pink flower is one that is […]

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Hungry Little Varmints!




While hiking the prairie trails at Prairie State Park (southwest Missouri), I came upon a stand of lovely Gaura wildflower (Gaura biennis) plants in rich bloom:   A short distance later, I discovered a Gaura plant that was pretty ragged looking:   I closely inspected the plant, but could not find what was eating the […]

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