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Just a walk around the house

Spring is coming to Florida.  Maybe some folks don’t see the changes in seasons but they are as real here as anywhere else.  For example, one part of my yard now smells like orange blossoms.  The blooms are here and … Continue reading

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Palm Beach County Nature Centers – Hypoluxo Scrub

This was the park I used as the terminus of my morning walk.  The days are getting shorter so it was fairly dark when I arrived.  The Hypoluxo Scrub Park provides both paved and sand trails for exploration and would … Continue reading

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Hairy Maggot Blowfly

What a terrible name even if it is true. They are actually reasonably attractive flies. In trying to identify it, I discovered that you can tell the gender by the eye position. Today’s fund fact: The males eyes meet on … Continue reading

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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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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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A Hairstreak Butterfly

I found this fellow in the Punta Gorda History Park. It’s a Grey Hairstreak. These have a bit of a disguise. The ends of the wing have little extensions that flutter about in the breeze. It almost look like there … Continue reading

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