Author Archives: James Braswell
Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. I have 3 patches of Showy Goldenrod planted in the church butterfly garden and all are profusely blooming right now. Being an “end of season” bloomer, the Goldenrod is near the top of the pollinator’s wish list at the buffet table, this late in the […]
Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. With the annual fall Monarch migration in full swing, there have been lots of Monarchs visiting the church butterfly garden, here in the Missouri Ozarks. This featured image shows the sizes of a Monarch egg (upper, lefthand edge of image) and a freshly-hatched Monarch caterpillar, […]
CAUTION ARACHNOPHOBICS … You might not want to check out this beautiful spider!!! Today’s post features a camera photo I captured yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). While weeding, deadheading some of the flowers, and spreading fresh mulch, I noticed this beautiful and brilliantly-colored Goldenrod […]
Today’s post features a few images I captured over the weekend while working in the church butterfly garden. Once you see Monarchs arriving in numbers, you know summer is coming to an end! An adult Monarch collecting nectar from a Mexican Sunflower: A Monarch laying an egg on a milkweed leaf: A Monarch laying an […]
Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, near Port Aransas, Texas. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body Canon 500mm IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC Bogen 3021 tripod and Wemberly gimbal head ISO 200 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/160 sec.
Today’s post features an insect I have always been interested in … the Walking Stick. Every time I see one, I am amazed at the camouflage ability of this guy in the garden. I was lucky this time … as he moved across the mulched garden bed, it was easy to see him as he […]