Love ’em or hate ’em, we need ’em!

With all the rain and all the plant growth, bugs have multiplied by the gazillions! They are everywhere, and we’ve got the bug bites to prove it! But, we need our bugs. They are amazing and fascinating creatures. And although they can be creepy, for the most part they seem to leave us alone. Purdue…

From caterpillar to Sphinx

Previously I posted photos of caterpillars that have emerged all over our area. This is due to the beautiful green foliage growing from our near record breaking desert rains. Today I discovered the beautiful White-lined Sphinx moth that these fascinating caterpillars eventually become. I was more that thrilled to discover several hovering in the flowers…

Friday friends

To end my week of wildflower photos, I found a few friendly critters that weren’t camera shy. They add a nice touch don’t you think? Enjoy 😊 Large flocks of butterflies, all kinds of happy insects, seem to be in a perfect fever of joy and sportive gladness.~John Muir

Beetle Buddies

My husband noticed this cozy group of beetles this morning on our walk. Upon further investigation they appear to be a species of metallic wood-boring beetle. They are rather beautiful. “Every blade of grass, every insect, ant, and golden bee, all so amazingly know their path, though they have not intelligence, they bear witness to…

Circle of life continues…

I happened upon this encounter recently and was mesmerized. I saw this creature land on the stalk, damselfly in tow. It wasn’t until I brought up the photos on my computer that I noticed him hanging on by a single limb. The drama continued until he fell from his perch. Perhaps his little bug leg…