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Late Season Pollinators

Sunday I went to Marietta Sand Prairie (right after Iowa State won their ball game).  I was hoping to find some late season insects.  I had not been out with my camera for a few weeks because the weather and … Continue reading

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Another Tiny Bee

I spent some time yesterday photographing very small insects on dandelions.  This small bee was identified as Osmia sp., in the subgenus Melanosmia.  The I.D. was made rather quickly by John S. Ascher on bugguide.  

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Finally Some Flowers

My macro photography skills are a little rusty due to the lack of practice.  Finally we have some flowers in our yard–yesterday I looked for violets and dandelions, and could find neither.  Today, several are blooming.  I got my first … Continue reading

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Are Seed Coatings Killing Bees?

I subscribe to a number of lists about topics I am interested in, and recently saw some stuff about a class of chemicals that have recently been banned in the EU, and is still in use here in the United … Continue reading

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More Color

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The Spider, the Bee, and the Fly

I stopped by Conard Environmental Research Area, a prairie/savannah reconstruction and restoration owned by Grinnell College.  It is a pretty good area to find butterflies, but today was a little too overcast and windy for them.  I still had a … Continue reading

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Photo Frustration

I took my son to a savannah restoration last Saturday.  It is owned by Grinnell College and is called Conard Environmental Restoration Area, or CERA.  I was hoping to find some butterflies or other things to photograph. I found no butterflies.  … Continue reading

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