Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Velvet Ant.......* An unusual insect seen in the fall , seen this one while setting on the deck, have not seen before. They are actually wasps , according to reference. Adults velvet ants feed on nectar and water. * article by Ric Bessin,Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Arrowhead spider in Buttercup Flower......These flowers are always very cheery and bright, so I photographed a series of them. This one contained an arrowhead spider, did not see it when I was shooting the documentary shots. Don't know anything about this spider, nice red and orange color.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Color Change in Yellow Popular Leaf.........The first of the yellow popular leaves are beginning to color and fall. Southeastern Indiana has had a wet spring and summer. Why do specific leaves fall before others? Have read a lot about coloration of leaves, still don't fully understand. All I know, people travel many miles to watch them and it seems to make them happier. Macrograph shows the color interfaces within the leaf. Empirical observation indicates the round darker brown area may be the result of an injury. Things have no color, only reflect specific wavelengths of light, that we see as color. I love the fall.