Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Photo: Jonathan Ormiston, Noble Co., Indiana July, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The Hummingbird Moth hovers near flowers and drinks nectar similar to a hummingbird. Although about half the size of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird the Clear Wing is active during the daylight hours unlike most other moths.
The Clear Wing coils its proboscis between flowers and the "flair" at the back of the abdomen indicates that this is a male.
Friday, July 5, 2013
|Male Common Whitetail|
|Female Common Whitetail|
|Male Eastern Pondhawk|
Pond Hawks typically perch horizontally on algae mats.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
The Fox Island County Park Nature Center Pond is a small pond with a lot going on. Beginning in early April with Spring Peepers, Chorus Frogs and Leopard Frogs the pond now has various dragonflies performing their aerial acrobatics. American Toads, Green Frogs and now Bull Frogs have each taken their turns calling to perspective mates in a chorus that at times is deafening. The dragonflies, after spending the majority of their short lives in water, emerge as feeding and breeding machines that are possibly the most accomplished fliers of the animal kingdom.
|Male Blue Dasher|
|Female Blue Fronted Dancer - Damselfly|