I’m starting to wonder if I should only blog about the struggles of aphids. They’re so small you’d think they’d only have to worry about larger predators, but no, they have to beware of ladybug larva and tiny spiders (even tinier than last week’s spider).
Two days ago I was searching for an interesting blog subject, and a tiny jumping spider came to the rescue.
If you were out pulling or spraying weeds this spring, you may have come across some Lamium amplexicaule, or henbit dead-nettle. Even if you aren’t familiar with the name, this weed is pretty hard to miss because of its unique purplish-pink flowers.
There have been a ton of ladybugs on our Austrian pine this year, but for some reason I still have a hard time taking decent photos of them. This particular time, however, I found one that was perched on the tip of a needle, which made for some interesting (and somewhat humorous) pictures.
Does this look like a normal dandelion to you?
Is your tongue as long as this hummingbird moth's tongue? ...
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 challenge to narrow them down to only three. As a simple prize, the top three winners are featured here this week. ...