Monthly Archives: June 2013

Thomisadae – Crab Spiders

The comment on the post below, from Chatou11, reminded of how much I enjoy finding and watching the Thomisadae which are one of the spider species commonly referred to as Crab Spiders or Flower Crab Spiders because of their hunting … Continue reading

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Spider webs and other things they do with silk

Everyone knows the iconic image of an orb weaver spiders web. Like this one from a golden silk orb weaver. But not all spiders spin webs like that. For example, here is a jumping spider I found this morning. It … Continue reading

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Yellow Crowned Night Herons – the babies are up

With a respite in our rainy weather from TS Andrea I walked over to the Yellow Crowned Night Heron nests where the mama’s were playing peekaboo with me. Today I found four babies who were finally able to stand and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The sign says …

The sign basically says NO FISHING but plenty of folks down at the park seem to completely ignore the admonition.

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Odonata – Dragonflies and Damselflies

The moist days bring the dragonflies out as all of their small insect prey hatches. I see quite a few of them on walks now. Particularly along the mangroves. Here are a few shots from the last few days. The … Continue reading

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Yellow Crowned Night Heron – playing peekaboo again

There is a black olive tree on one of my morning walk routes that had two Yellow Crowned Night Heron nests in it. We had a pretty hefty windstorm the other day so I went that way to check on … Continue reading

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