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Tag Archives: caterpillar
A few weeks ago, I took my camera across town for a walk in a small local prairie. There were numerous flowers blooming, but the stiff sunflowers (Helianthus pauciflorus) were stealing the show. I shot quite a few photos of … Continue reading
I made a quick run out to our family prairie this week to see how our grazing management was looking. It was a beautiful evening for a stroll, as the sun went down through layers of diffuse clouds. The abundant rain this year … Continue reading
When I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve in late June, I did some macro photography, in addition to the sunset photo I showed last week. Here are four photos from that trip. . . .
For no particular reason, here is a picture of a caterpillar: I was looking through some old photos and stumbled upon this one. I’d forgotten how much I liked it, and thought I’d share it with you. Among other things, I like the … Continue reading
At the Platte Prairies, and – I assume – throughout most of the central United States, this is the time of year we see woolly bear caterpillars crawling all over. They are one of the most widely-recognized caterpillars around, though most … Continue reading
In last week’s Photo of the Week post, I mentioned that I’d spent part of a morning photographing white fluffy seeds in autumn prairie. (It’s not a bad life, all things considered.) As I walked that morning, I noticed how … Continue reading
This has to be my favorite prairie insect, although there are a lot of close runners-up. This photo is of a camouflaged looper – an inchworm that disguises itself by gluing bits of flowers to its back. It grows up … Continue reading