Speaking of Eyes in the Back of the Head! (Warning: Spider Images)

Warning to Arachnaphobics: This Post Contains Images of a Spider!!! To buy some time and space, so our arachnaphobic friends do not see my spider friend, I’ll first share some interesting information on them. Today’s post features a few images I captured of a small, White-spotted Jumping Spider (Phidippusaudax) that was partially hidden in a […]

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Gotcha!

WARNING: Arachnids Ahead! If you have a phobia of spiders, you might want to skip today’s post! (Being a Master Gardener, I love these beneficial critters!) After 3 days of searching, yesterday morning I finally found one of my favorite prairie critters, the Ridge-faced Flower Spider (Misumenoides formosipes). These spiders are pretty small (normally the […]

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Monday Morning Blues

Hope your Labor Day was a great one! Mine? Well, I had the Monday Morning Blues. But that’s not bad. The blues I’m talking about is the Blue Sage wildflower (Salvia azurea). If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that the Blue Sage is one of my favorite wildflowers. A summer bloomer […]

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Do the Dew! (Part 1 of 2)

(WARNING: Some of the following images contain spiders)  The weather forecast for yesterday morning was “cool and clear, with dense fog possible”, so I got up a bit on the early side and went out looking for something to shoot in the fog. With water levels too low for kayaking, I grabbed my large lens […]

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Water Web

During a recent kayak outing, I ran upon this interesting spider web that was anchored in a water plant where I kayaked. The web extended downward and actually touched the water (possibly due to the recent heavy rains we’ve received, that have raised the water level) and a nice reflection off the water surface could […]

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Spiney

(This post originally published in October 2010) While walking the prairie meadow the other day, I came upon a strange sight … on a piece of prairie grass, there was a “blob” of something attached to the grass stem. As I got closer, it resembled an insect. As I looked it over, I discovered that […]

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A New Little Friend

(This post originally published in September 2010) Yesterday morning I had a wonderful time in the nearby Prairie Meadow. And only limited time to enjoy the meadow … deer season (archery only) opens tomorrow, so I only had yesterday and this morning (if it isn’t raining) and then will need to avoid this area for […]

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How to Properly Build a Web Site

(This post was originally published in September 2010) When I concluded my last prairie meadow photo session, I was leaving the area via the woodland trail. As I walked down the trail, I looked above me and happened to see a Marbled Spider (Araneus marmoreus), which is one of the orb weaver spiders, moving about […]

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Is It Raining? (Re-post)

(This post originally published in September 2010) Another delightful morning in the prairie meadow yesterday. With our recent cold front moving through, the morning temperature was in the high 40’s (°F), but the sky was basically clear with only a few scattered high clouds. When I reached the meadow, I was pleasantly surprised that there […]

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Yesterday in the Prairie Meadow (Re-post)

Just got home from a quick, 2-day photo trip to northwest Missouri’s Squaw Creek NWR, a very special place to visit … especially in the fall and spring bird migrations. The reason for the trip? How about 200+ Trumpeter Swans! I’ll post about the trip very soon … but I have to first download and […]

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