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  • Insects September 20, 2021

    Monarchy

    Kim had me plant a couple of new plants out front and within a few hours, this butterfly stopped by – giving it’s seal of approval!

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  • Insects August 18, 2020

    Big Trouble

    These “residents” weren’t messing around. They starting coming out in bunches to “scare me off”. It worked. I had one land on my hat and a few making a “bee-line”

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  • Insects July 6, 2020

    Sawyer Beetle

    This beetle was hitching a ride. White-Spotted Sawyer Beetle – they live in evergreen forests and bore into dead or dying trees.

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  • Insects, Mercer, Northwoods September 14, 2019

    Violet Oil Beetle

    Was walking our great dog and encountered this interesting thing walking across the street. It was pretty substantial in size, a bit intimidating, but was sporting a dazzling rich blue

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  • Insects July 28, 2019

    Hummingbird Moth

    The Hummingbird Clearwing Moth. These things are pretty awesome. Had to kick shutter speed up to 1/2000 and probably should have went to 1/4000.

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  • Insects, Plants June 27, 2019

    Stocking up….

    I think of this as a “sweat bee”. Not sure what kind it is, but this little dude is filling up with some sweets to take back to it’s “lair”.

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  • Insects September 4, 2018

    Staredown

    Saw this fella hanging out beneath the gutter of our house while I was cooking on the grill.  Enjoying the smells of chicken and pork on the barbie I’m quite

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  • Insects July 30, 2018

    Ailanthus Webworm Moth x 2

    Passed by this little one while walking outside of Bass Pro.  Opportunities are all around us – just need to keep your eyes open. Full name:  Ailanthus Webworm Moth (Atteva

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