Thursday, June 26, 2008

On the road to babies...

These green anoles were mating on our window screen.


I was playing outside when I saw a treefrog that looked like it swallowed a balloon. I think he was trying to scare me away.

Dragonfly Up-Close

I caught this while I was eating at Busch Gardens.

Ant Close-Up

I found this ant at Busch Gardens.

Paper Wasp Building Nest

We saw these wasp parents tending to their little wasp eggs in a bush in our yard.

Tile Horned Prongus Beetle

My dad found this while letting the dog out one night. I got my net and captured this beetle and took it to my laboratory (aka, my back porch). It flew out of my net and landed on the floor, so I quickly slammed the bug habitat over it. Next morning, it was trying to eat a hole through the screen mesh of the container. With no thought of losing my fingers to this beasty (well...maybe I gave it a little thought), I thrust my hand in and pulled it out. During the photo session, it slipped out of my hand and we couldn't find it. The next thing I knew it was crawling up my pants. I brushed it off and it flew at my face; but I caught it again, took a few more photos, and then released it.