Early Riser




While hiking the nearby prairie a couple of years ago, I came across this beautiful “weed”, with a single flower bud just open, and tons of buds awaiting their turn. This “weed” is a Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and is a very worthwhile plant to have in your flower garden. It is a colorful plant, […]

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Fun Friday: Peek-A-Boo




Today’s Fun Friday post is from my nearby natural prairie. While photographing wildflowers and small, prairie insects, I saw a couple of familiar heads peeking above a Common Milkweed wildflower: Recognize the pair? I slowly and carefully moved my tripod around to get a better view: A pair of Red Milkweed Beetles (Tetraopes tetraophthalmus) were […]

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Fun Friday: Where’s Waldo?




Today’s Fun Friday photo comes from the prairie I’ve been working. While photographing wildflowers and small insects the other morning, I just happened to catch some movement out of the corner of my eye. As I adjusted my tripod to capture my little prairie friend, he quickly darted behind a flower on the Common Milkweed […]

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Nature’s Recycling (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September, 2010) As I meandered around the Prairie Meadow the other day, I came across this Monarch Butterfly caterpillar (Danaus plexippus) feeding on a Common Milkweed plant. As I moved in close and watched it, it was literally having a feeding frenzy on a milkweed leaf. As I watched it, […]

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