Category Archives: Insects

Dragonfly On Dew Covered Leaf

When I first arrive at a place to photograph wildlife I usually concentrate on the larger animals. When these animals are no longer active, I will photograph insects or spiders or whatever is active. This means that the locations I frequent will always have something for me to photograph. This Dragonfly is a good example. This day I… Read More »

Male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly

I photographed this male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly on one of my walks near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I’m not good with identifying Dragonflies, so I hope I got this one correct. Theses are large Dragonflies that are common in this area. Widow Skimmer Facts The Widow Skimmer male is territorial, like most other dragonflies, and… Read More »

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

I see a lot of the Eastern Tent Caterpillars while hiking the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas during the spring. The Eastern Tent Caterpillar is of some importance as a pest because it defoliates ornamental trees. Damaged trees, however, typically recover and refoliate within several weeks. How I Got The Shot I was hand holding a Fujifilm… Read More »