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Alien Bug?

Imagine this creature being 6 feet long, lurking in tall vegetation, just waiting for some unsuspecting animal (like you) to come wandering by.  Before you know it that spike is raised and then quickly thrust into your body.  There’s no escaping.  You are a goner in a matter of seconds.  Sounds like something out of Starship […]

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Henry’s Elfin

An interesting find on the Redbud.  This is a butterfly called Henry’s Elfin (Callophrys henrici).  They are a type of hairstreak butterfly-quite small like all hairstreaks.  Usually unnoticed, as they don’t have the bright orange flashy colors associated with many butterflies.  The intricate scale pattern is very attractive. I was looking over the Redbud blossoms, […]

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Spring is Here

Spring is here!  The signs are everywhere.  Trees are greening out and flowering.  The May Apples are up, the dogwoods are just starting to leaf out.  Winter birds such as the Cedar waxwings are still hanging around waiting on the bountiful supply of berries from fruiting bushes and trees.  But early spring migrants are arriving.  […]

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Festive Dragon

Festive Dragon completes the dragonfly image trilogy to be on display beginning June 1st 2012 at the Magale Library, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana.  The photo exhibit features images taken at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Louisiana.  The Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit support group and advocate for the […]

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Dragon Feast

What do dragonflies eat?  They do eat, but you are more likely to notice a dragonfly either on patrol defending a territory, or resting in the grass or on a branch or the ground, or perhaps mating.  They are cannibals and will eat each other.  As shown in the image here, butterflies are fair game […]

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Widow Dragon

Widow Dragon is the second of three dragonfly images included in the upcoming Magale library art exhibit at Centenary College at Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1st, 2012 and continues throughout the summer months during regular library hours.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of Red River National Wildlife, a non-profit friends group […]

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Spotted Dragon

This is the first of what will be a series of posts about my images appearing in an upcoming art exhibit.  The exhibit will be at the Magale Library at Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, and will begin June 1st 2012 and run through the end of August 2012.  The exhibit will be open to the public […]

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Dainty Sulphur

These very small yellow butterflies, appropriately named Dainty Sulphur are hardly noticed as they flutter by in search of nectar or pause briefly to rest.  This image was taken in my yard on 6Apr12 in northwest Louisiana.  Dainty Sulphurs are common to the entire south central United States and may be found throughout much of the […]

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American Lady

In the butterfly world there are several “Ladies”.  The southern U.S. has two species, American Lady and Painted Lady. Both have very  colorful upper wings and can easily be confused.  The image above was taken in my backyard on 4Apr12.  The partially opened wings show bright orange.  Look closely on the left upper wing in the […]

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