Spotless Lady Beetle

The little red ladybug who has no spots! Ladybugs are also known as ladybirds in Great Britain and other parts of the English-speaking world. Entomologists prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not classified as true bugs. (Wikipedia) 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞

Dad’s latest miniature!

Yes, my dad does miniatures! He’s done several over the past year or two. Click here for my previous post if you’d like to see them. It is quite amazing that at 82 years young he has the dexterity and patience to create these fasinating pieces of art. I hope you enjoy the photos of…

Dragonfly Eyes

I snapped these photos this morning at our wetlands. Dragonflies everywhere! I know I post quite a few dragonflies, but these are quite clear of his face and eyes. According to GrrlScientist: All dragonfly species have excellent vision. Each compound eye is comprised of several thousand elements known as facets or ommatidia. These ommatidia contain light sensitive opsin…

Things you’ll find at a marina…

On my recent visit to Ketchikan, Alaska, I stayed right above the marina at Knudson Cove. On a couple of morning walks, I wandered around the marina looking through my camera lens, snapping photos. What do you think I saw? When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. ~Walt Disney To me,…

Tread carefully…

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake! Want to hear what he sounds like? Click here (not my recording) Interesting Facts: The rattle of the rattlesnake is made up of a protein called keratin (the same protein that your hair and fingernails are made of). A new segment is added each time a rattlesnake sheds, but they can shed…