Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Eagle Marsh, Allen Co., Indiana
Female Carpenter Bees establish nests by boring into wood and forming a tunnel system. Male Carpenter Bees cannot sting (no stinger) and females have to be severely provoked before they will sting. The extra long tongue of this Carpenter Bee aids it's ability to reach nectar in the blossoms of this Butterfly Bush.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
This Pine Cone Willow Gall is caused by the willow's response to a particular Gall Midge that will infest only a willow.
This gall houses only one larva that is able to overwinter in the gall because the larva's circulatory system pumps an anti-freeze type liquid that keeps the larva from freezing .solid
Bowman Lake, Fox Island Co. Park
Allen Co., Indiana
Saturday, August 17, 2013
For some unknown reason the young deer decided to go back across the road as the car approached. In it's haste to clear the road the deer was loosing footing at each lunge forward.
Fortunately, the observant driver was able to stop in time, avoiding what could have been a very bad outcome.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Noble Co., Indiana
Photography: Michelle Ormiston
Pileated woodpeckers are one of the most striking birds of the U.S. woodlands. Nearly the size of a crow they are hard to mistake with their long necks, red head crest and slow, powerful drumming.
While Carpenter Ants are the main diet of the Pileated Woodpecker they can also be attracted with suet.
Nest holes are generally round while feeding holes are more rectangular.