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More Bugs

I spent a little bit of time yesterday at Big Creek State Park. This is a sand wasp, a Bembix species.  This was a very noisy, active wasp.  It was hard to photograph because it was so active. Another wasp–smaller, not … Continue reading

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The Good Bugs are Out

May was pretty busy from a social standpoint but slow from a nature photography standpoint.  Part of the problem is that there weren’t many butterflies.  May is always slow for butterflies–you would think it wouldn’t be, because the weather is … Continue reading

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More Butterflies

I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at a private prairie near New Virginia, Iowa today.  Today was in the 80’s–probably our last day of the year with these unseasonably warm temperatures. This was a silver-spotted skipper.  This common buckeye has very … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Butterflies

Sunday I went to Slip Bluff Park in the southern part of Iowa.   I went there specifically to photograph butterflies. We are a few weeks past the peak of the butterfly season, in my estimation.  The weather was also quite a … Continue reading

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