Lilacs & Butterflies

Dayna’s lilac is blooming gloriously this year and the butterflies have noticed.


What Lurks in the Night? II

Some more denizens of the night that came to the black light and stayed until daylight, starting with the moths:


What is that dragonfly?

The past few days, I’ve had a dragonfly at the pond that I haven’t been able to identify. He was spending all his time on the wing and my eyes aren’t up to making an identification under those circumstances. So I did what any red-blooded wanna be entomologist would – I netted him.

He turned […]

What Lurks in the Night?

It was very warm tonight, into the 70s, which well above normal for April in the Ozarks. It had the insects out though so I decided to hang the black light and leave it out over night. These were still present this morning and I’ve labeled all of them that I have managed to […]

Back at Watercress Park

It’s Monday, so that means I spent my lunch hour walking around Watercress. I found a few new blooms including American Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia,)