Saturday, April 12, 2008
I found this yellow beauty taking a sip from our salvia plant. I summoned my brother to get my net for me, and I caught it and moved it to a container on our back porch. Then my mom took these photos while it was in our back porch.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This wasp flew into our porch while we were taking photos of a green lacewing. At first, I thought it was a cicada killer, but further study revealed that it was a mason wasp. Details matter! A few days later, I saw this same wasp carrying a caterpillar. I followed it and it landed on our back porch. It carried the caterpillar into a hole in the wood. I suspect there are baby wasps in the hole.
I found this flatworm coiled up under a stone in my backyard. At first I thought it was a snake, then I realized it was a flatworm. I quickly caught it and my mom took a few pictures. (Photographer's note - "I almost quit. Yuuuccckkkk!!")