Category Archives: Macro Photography
Unfurling in the Woods
… But Only Momentarily! Today’s post features another woodland wildflower that was beginning to bloom along one of the woodland trails of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri Ozarks) last week … the Bloodroot wildflower. When the Bloodroot wildflower is about ready to bloom, the plant’s leaf, which is originally wrapped around the stem of […]
Airing the Dirty Laundry
Today’s post features another early spring wildflower that I captured last week at Ha Ha Tonka SP (Missouri Ozarks), Dutchman’s Breeches. Aptly named, the flowers on this small, woodland wildflower suggest that someone is hanging their dirty breeches in the woods to dry: Coming up … another woodland wildflower that was photographed on this hike. […]
It’s Official … Spring is Here!
Today’s post features one of Missouri’s earliest blooming, woodland wildflower … the Harbinger of Spring (aka, “Pepper and Salt”). While hiking the woodland trails of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in the Missouri Ozarks) last week, I found this small, and often overlooked wildflower blooming adjacent to the woodland trail I was hiking. I captured […]
No Waste Here!
Today’s post features a fun image I captured a few years ago on a dew-covered Dorsett Hill Prairie (west-central Missouri). The Thread-waisted Wasp is an interesting find. With it’s uniquely long and very slim “waist”, this is a larger and nonsocial wasp. The Thread-waisted Wasp is an ambush attacker, immobilizing insect prey with a swift […]