Common Milkweed Lovers




As a followup to yesterday’s post of the Common Milkweed wildflower, today’s post contains some of the prairie critters that are attracted to this lovely plant: A Green Lacewing, searching for small insects: A pair of love-struck Red Milkweed Beetles mating: Two fly species )unidentified): And two different (unidentified) moths: Noticeably absent was the Monarch […]

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All Dressed Up in Lace




Yesterday morning, I spent some quality time at a local, Missouri prairie. The last time I was there was a couple of weeks ago and it was obvious that the Missouri Conservation Department had conducted a prescribed burn late in the winter at this prairie. I was ecstatic to see this as between all the […]

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Green on Gold




(This post originally published in September 2010) On my my last trip to the Prairie Meadow, I found this interesting creature, a Green Lacewing (Chrysopa spp.) that was meandering around a Goldenrod plant:   When making an identification on this creature, I found some interesting facts about it. There are dozens of American and Canadian […]

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