2017_05_10 (18) (web)

A Long Tongue & Macro Mystery #4

Is your tongue as long as this hummingbird moth's tongue? (This might be a trick question.)     The answer is, most likely, yes! (No, I wasn't going to say, "Well, it's technically a proboscis..."). The human tongue is around 10-cm long, an ...

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Ice Plant Life & Macro Mystery #2

A yellow-flowered ice plant (Delosperma nubigenum) is now in bloom in the yard, so it has become a major hub for bees, butterflies, and other insects (and one photographer). Last week's macro mystery will also be revealed below, so here's a spoi ...

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Featured Winners & Macro Mystery #1

Last week I held a nature photography contest on Fine Art America. I got to see a variety of unique and inspiring nature photos from photographers around the world, and judging was a good exercise in critical analysis. There were 174 entries, so it was a ...

2017_04_30 (58) (web)

What’s a Weevil?

Insects and bugs are so numerous that I shouldn't be surprised to keep finding new ones without leaving the backyard. Yesterday, that new bug was a weevil. So, what's a weevil? If you already know what a weevil is, way to go! Even though weevils are extre ...