Posted: August 2, 2014 Filed under: Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters | Tags: bee fly, butterfly, flowers, nature, photography, summer, swallowtail
My husband took these shots of a beautiful specimen of a Tiger Swallowtail (male, I believe) butterfly.
I’ve noticed this large black “bee” flying around this summer. Its pretty white-patterned wings helped me to identify it as a Tiger Bee Fly. It doesn’t sting or bite; it drinks nectar from flowers. It does lay its eggs in the nests of carpenter bees and its larvae consume those of the host.
Posted: July 19, 2014 Filed under: Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, The BIRD D'pot | Tags: bird, mourning dove, nature, photography, summer, texture
If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it
~from a song written by R. Kelly
The BIRD D’pot