Sometimes, butterflies act just like socks. I was so excited to find ten Black Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars on my parsley last summer! I brought them onto my screened porch, put them into a container, and watched in awe as each of … Continue reading
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Various species of ‘mason’ bees and wasps are so-called because they utilize natural masonry materials to construct their nests (similar to human masons who build with brick, stone, etc.) Grass-Carrying Wasps divide their nest cells with thin pieces of grass … Continue reading
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You’ll find lots more than just mason bee cocoons when you open your nesting straws each fall. I’ll be posting photos of some of my more interesting discoveries. Check out these spiders! Mason Wasps will also lay their eggs in … Continue reading
This beautiful Pearl Crescent Butterfly was enjoying my Goldenrod, and I was surprised to see how many ‘pearls’ of pollen had collected on the top of its wings and thorax. I couldn’t snap a photo from below, but imagine how … Continue reading
Do FLIES eat bees? I never thought so until I saw it with my own eyes. At first I thought this bizarre looking insect was a spider, but you’ll see what changed my mind: