Category Archives: Bugs

A Skipper, a Ladybug and a Monarch Caterpillar on my Honeyvine Milkweed

Look what I found on my Honeyvine Milkweed yesterday afternoon. A skipper, a ladybug and a Monarch butterfly caterpillar! This is a Silver-spotted Skipper  He was pretty flittery, and then when I read about him I found out that is … Continue reading

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Honey Bees and Butterflies and Honeyvine Milkweed

My yard isn’t swarming with honey bees, but then this is the first time I’ve let this little vine hang around long enough to bloom. This is the vine I where I found the little snake last year. Mom doesn’t like … Continue reading

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The Hungry Caterpillar

This was a huge leaf on a grapevine and this little guy has made quick work of it. But I think eating is all caterpillars do. And then they make a cocoon and become a butterfly or a moth. I … Continue reading

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Asian Lady Beetle, I think

Oklahoma weather will always give you something to talk about. Tornado season was late this year. Nothing until late May and then we had two “big ones” before the month was out. A two-year drought was broken in places with … Continue reading

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Lady Bug, Lady Bug, You Run So Fast

Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Where are your spots? This lady bug was fast!  I focused on her at the fork in the branch and look where she was by the next instant when I snapped the shutter. But where are … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Scarab

Just had to share this bright shiny bug my dog, Blue, pointed out a few days ago. Blue touched her nose to this critter and then walked away snorting. After one sniff, this is as close as she would get. … Continue reading

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What Big Brown Eyes You Have

I haven’t posted much this summer because it’s been so hot I haven’t prowled around the yard much. And when I have I’ve come up empty. All the critters must be hanging out someplace cooler. I do, however, see dragonflies … Continue reading

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