|I'll take another sunset reading 30 days from now. Before you know it we will be nestling into warm sand at the beach like this gull.|
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
|An American snout, Libytheana carinenta.|
|An American lady, Vanessa virginiensis.|
|A variegated fritillary, Euptoieta claudia.|
|A monarch, Danaus plexippus.|
Carl Sagan once said: "We are like butterflies who flitter for a day and think it is forever."
I miss the moths, too.
|The rosy maple moth, Dryocampa rubicunda,|
|The yellow-collared scape moth, Cisseps fulvicollis.|
.... and the caterpillars.
|And the gregarious milkweed tussock moth caterpillars, |
Euchaetes egle. Just another few months and they'll all be back.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
|Competition was stiff for the 2019 Urban Wildlife Guide Creature of the Year Award. Congratulations to this adorable Eastern Screech Owl, wildlife ambassador at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey, and Creature of the Year! Click on the photo to enlarge. Click here to visit Cedar Run's webpage. Click here to visit my blog about the Eastern Screech Owl.|
|In the event that the owl is unable to fulfill the duties of Creature of the Year, the first runner up, this lovely yellow stinging rose caterpillar, will step in. Congratulations! Click here for my 2019 blog about the stinging rose caterpillar.|
|Happy New Year and good wishes to all for a wonderful 2020.|