Braconid Wasp Cocoons On A Hornworm

When I first saw this Hornworm on my tomato plant I didn’t know what the cocoons on its body were. After doing research I discovered that a Braconid Wasp deposits her eggs inside the hornworm caterpillar’s body. The Wasp larvae develop and feed inside the caterpillar. The Braconid Wasp larvae chew their way out of their host and… Read More »

Whitetail Doe Up Close And Personal

I photographed this Whitetail Doe with my 500 mm lens and she was almost too close. I think the photo still turned out well because you can see lots of sharp detail. How I Got The Photo – Whitetail Doe Up Close And Personal I photographed this Doe from my pickup while parked on the auto tour road… Read More »

Whitetail Fawn Buck

Hidden in the thick weeds was a Whitetail Fawn Buck and I almost missed it. If he had not moved, I would have. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. He’s called a button buck because his antlers haven’t yet grown. He has two bumps or “buttons” on top of his head. The buttons on… Read More »