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Texas Bugs

Having devoted three posts to miscellaneous bugs I photographed in southern Arizona last November, I’m going to fill this one with my favorite photos from the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas, where we spent a few days before heading back … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs

In my photo sorting I’m now up to early November of last year, when Julia and I spent a day at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument at the southern edge of Arizona.  Although we found some interesting leafminers there, what … Continue reading

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Ant-attracting Galls

A few months ago I mentioned that Hurricane Irene had brought down some interesting galls from the treetops, and I’m just now getting to that point in my photo sorting.  There was one spot in the woods where the freshly … Continue reading

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Disappearing Squirrel

Today I found some squirrel parts lying in the woods.  A red fox had killed a gray squirrel and had done a pretty good job eating it, leaving just the tail (left), the stomach (right, largely covered by a chunk … Continue reading

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Mind Control, Part 2

Okay, so it doesn’t look like that ant from last night’s post is going to be going back to its everyday worker ant life today.  It was in the same position at 8:00 this morning, and here’s what I found … Continue reading

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Mind Control

I love the feeling of seeing some strange thing I’ve never seen before and knowing just what’s going on.  So get this.  A few minutes ago I went out to pick a sprig of goldenrod to feed one of my … Continue reading

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Bee Burrows

About the same time that I first saw the feather-legged orbweaver’s web in the stone wall by my back door, I noticed some little burrows in the sandy soil between the stones.  Some of them were simple, roundish, 2 mm … Continue reading

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