Chipping Sparrow Perched On Limb

It is difficult to find a Chipping Sparrow perched on a limb to photograph since they like foraging on the ground around my place. These birds are small and when they are moving through the leaves on the ground, it is hard to get a good clear photo. This one showed up at one of my feeders and… Read More »

Showing Size Of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

I photographed this female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on my finger to give you an idea on the size of these Butterflies. When I was getting some bird seeds from my storage shed a couple of mornings ago this Butterfly fell on me. I’m guessing it was on the top of the door and when I opened the… Read More »

Female Dark-eyed Junco – Ouachita Mountains Of Arkansas

This is a photo of a female Dark-eyed Junco that I photographed on the 28th of March near one of my bird feeders. This was at my place in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas. These are some of the most abundant birds I see here in the Ouachita National Forest when I am out hiking during the winter.… Read More »

Green June Bug In Late March Here In Arkansas

I was surprised to find this Green June Bug on the 26th of March here in Arkansas. I didn’t think they showed up until June. I read that this insect overwinters as a nearly mature larva in the soil. They feed and finish maturing in the spring and pupate in a cell in the soil. A few beetles… Read More »

A Large Cluster Of Baby Spiders

I came across this cluster of baby spiders while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. It is a good thing I don’t have Arachnophobia because this would be scary for someone that does. These baby spiders were in a tighter group when I first spotted them. I accidentally touched one of the plants they were attached… Read More »