Posted: November 17, 2014 Filed under: Nature Notes, Uncategorized | Tags: fall, nature, snow, squirrel
Posted: November 15, 2014 Filed under: Camera Critters, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday 2 | Tags: butterfly, cabbage white, fall, nature, photography
The larvae of this common butterfly is known as a destructive pest to cole crops (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.).
I Heart Macro
Macro Monday 2
Posted: November 12, 2014 Filed under: Good Fences, The BIRD D'pot, Wild Bird Wednesday | Tags: birds, fall, fence, house sparrows, nature, perching, photography, texture
Do you ever wonder how birds like these House Sparrows can sleep without losing their grasp on a branch or something else that must be gripped?
The feet of perching birds have a pair of tendons which are connected to the deep flexor muscles of the leg. When the bird lands and the ankle bends, both tendons automatically pull, clenching the toes closed. As long as the ankle is bent, the toes remain locked in place, giving the bird a sure grip even when sleeping.
The BIRD D’pot
Wild Bird Wednesday
Posted: November 8, 2014 Filed under: Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters | Tags: box elder bug, bugs, fall, mikweed bug, nature, photography, texture
The milkweed bug feeds on milkweed seeds. Not a pest unless you’re raising milkweed as a crop!
The box elder bug feeds almost exclusively on seeds of the acer family of trees. They do not damage the plant, but can become pests in the fall when, seeking warmth, they enter your house. (They’re all over our windows right now!)
Box Elder Bug
Box Elder Bug