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Photo of the Week – September 26, 2013

If found this dragonfly encased in dew a couple weeks ago as I walked through a small prairie here in Aurora.  I’m sure someone reading this will be able to tell me what species it is – I don’t know … Continue reading

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Intercontinental Insect Migration (!)

Insect migration is a world we’re just starting to discover, and the more we find, the more fascinating that world is.  One of the most recent discoveries involves Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui), a species found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.  … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – July 29, 2011

While we were at The Nature Conservancy’s Kankakee Sands prairie restoration site in Indiana last week, we got to see a lot of very nice restored prairies.  The last night we were there, I slipped away from the group for a few … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – December 3, 2010

One of the great things about close-up photography is that you don’t have to travel very far to find subject matter.  This photo was taken in the backyard of a house near Steinauer, Nebraska.  We had rented the house for … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – October 1, 2010

This dragonfly was perched atop a roundheaded bushclover flower in a restored prairie here in Aurora.  Because it was a cool early fall morning, it was reluctant (unable?) to fly and let me get close enough to take its portrait.  … Continue reading

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