Archive for June, 2007

like clockwork

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Yes, indeed… just like clockwork. Yesterday, June 21, 2007, I found the first Brown Mantidfly (Climaciella brunnea) of the summer (click on image for larger view). Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile may remember that I posted about these little creatures exactly one year ago today, after finding the first […]

my latest discovery

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Late yesterday afternoon, I found something new to me here at the farm — a pair of Delicate Cycnia Moths (Cycnia tenera) resting together on the underside of a Common Milkweed leaf in the midst of some Meadowsweet brush next to the woods. I’ve never seen these moths around the farm before, so that alone […]

junior hoppers

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

For the past couple of weeks, as soon as the air temperature warms each morning, junior hoppers of all sorts emerge to bask in the sunlight on grass stalks and plants leaves. This year, I’ve been making an attempt to photograph some of these grasshopper, cricket and katydid nymphs. Most of the grasshoppers are rather […]

turtle crossing controversy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

I had thought to write about something else this morning, but my original post was pre-empted by this one as it seems more timely. Yes, this is a recycled photo from last year’s post about turtle crossings. I briefly considered using one of my photos of crushed turtles from my Ribbon of Death roadkilled animal […]

european import

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Yes, it’s a second post for today. At this time of the year, that can happen. I’ve found that, from the point of view of keeping records, especially when I’m making phenology-related observations, it’s better to keep my observations in separate posts. Anyhow, I caught this Rose Sawfly (Arge ochropa) in the act of laying […]

they’re hatching!

Monday, June 18th, 2007

This morning, I remembered to look for the silver eggs that I saw being laid by a predatory Stink Bug on June 7th. Lucky thing that I did as the eggs must have just hatched out. A tiny mass of bugs could be seen clinging to the eggs – they’re probably still at the first […]

buzzy days

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A mating pair of wasp mimic flies — probably Temnostoma alternans If you visited my blog earlier today, you may have seen this post with no text. I must have hit the publish after placing the photos but before writing the text. Oops! That’s probably a first for me. Anyhow, Just a few little notes […]