Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In Honor of School Starting--Check this Out

Since school is starting in most areas, here's a video to check out. I find it fascinating to watch. 


A Second Look--August 31, 2011

Here in the East, we've had an interesting week with both an earthquake and a hurricane. So in this week's Second Look around the yard, I decided to focus on the things that have the best chance of surviving the wrath of Mother Nature--Bugs.

Skipper butterfly on zinnia

Praying mantis on side of house

Bumble bee on basil blossom

Stink bug on hosta leaf

Well-camouflaged walking stick in grass (See next picture for a hint of where it is.)

Looks like it has lost one of it's back legs.

Robber fly caught in spider's web on side of garage.

House fly in field, not in our house.

Green lacewings on maple limb. 

Ants rebuilding their hills in driveway crack after storm
Thanks to Daniel Marlos at  What's that Bug? for helping me identify the robber fly.