Category Archives: Insects

4th of July Butterflies

There were butterflies everywhere on my hike to the Palmer Lake Reservoirs. I was able to photograph five kinds that I’d never seen before. #49 — Variable Checkerspot (euphydryas chalcedona) #50 — Mormon Fritillary (speyeria mormonia) #51 — Taxiles Skipper … Continue reading

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Palmer Lake Reservoirs

I took an early-morning, five-mile, three-and-a-half hour hike on the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail on July 4. Here’s some of what I saw.

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The Butterfly Pavilion

This small building in the Denver suburb of Westminster is a zoo of invertebrates.  There are three exhibit rooms inside with cases and tanks filled with octopuses, crabs, spiders, ants, bees, etc. A woman was sitting in the first room … Continue reading

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Be Very Careful

A large spider was crawling on the outside of the window near my office. I angled my shot so Pikes Peak was in the background and …

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Cedaredge

I planned the days on this weekend adventure, and Sally planned the nights. She booked us at the Cedaredge Lodge, a mom-and-pop motel that has great ratings. The young woman who checked us in spent about 20 minutes explaining all … Continue reading

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May Natural History Museum

When you drive south on Route 115 out of Colorado Springs, you pass a huge bug that stands on a hill next to the road. This is Herkimer, a giant West Indian Hercules Beetle built in the 1950’s to mark … Continue reading

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Butterfly #48 — Falcate Orangetip

anthocharis midea Friday, March 25, 2016 — 3:07 p.m. Devil’s Den State Park, Arkansas Two or three of them were flitting low at the edge of a clearing near Lee Creek, occasionally stopping on flowers. I only had my cell … Continue reading

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Morning Dew on Spider Webs

taken with my iPhone

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