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Tag Archives: asclepias
As I walked a small prairie here in Aurora, Nebraska a few weeks ago, several species of milkweed were flowering abundantly, including butterfly milkweed (Ascelepias tuberosa), showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), and common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). As always, the milkweed plants were hosting a number … Continue reading
Ok, I know milkweed seeds have been done to death by photographers. I, personally, have somewhere around a zillion milkweed seed photos. But milkweed seeds in the winter? With hoar frost? And a snowy background? That’s just magic. How can … Continue reading
I’m sticking with a beetle theme this week, it seems. My last post focused on the currently ubiquitous soldier beetle. This one spotlights the dogbane beetle. Read more and see a face-to-face photo of this insect below…