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Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae) Eggs

Green Lacewings (Chrysopidae) are interesting little bugs.  They are generally green but, some can be brown as they get older.  The larvae eat aphids, as do some adults, but generally they eat pollen and liquids.  They are called Lacewings because their … Continue reading

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Inside the thistle

I already posted one image for the Inside challenge but, I think this one might qualify as well.  Instead of what is naturally inside, these are bugs which work their way inside thistles.  The bee is obvious, the brown bug … Continue reading

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A quick stop at the Venice Rookery

After a trip to Sarasota I was returning on US-41 and couldn’t resist a stop at the Venice Rookery.  There is still plenty of nesting activity with Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Cormorants and Anhingas strutting their stuff.  I … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Wildflower Preserve

The Lemon Bay Conservancy has acquired 80 acres of the former Wildflower golf course and renamed it the Wildflower Preserve.  Access is limited to guided tours at present as they are working to create paths and facilities along the trail.  … Continue reading

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A couple of bugs

I’m involved in a project to document the Hibiscus flowers at the Punta Gorda History Park.  They are important to the Historical Society which runs the park because Harry Goulding, one of the world’s most reknown hibiscus hybridizers worked in Punta Gorda.  … Continue reading

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Charlotte County Extension Demonstration Garden Revisit

The other day, I was out and about and noticed a lot of cars in the lot at the Extension Demonstration Garden on Florida Avenue.  It turned out to be the local Master Gardeners having a plant and cutting sale.  … Continue reading

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Flying things at the airport

I had to go to Southwest Florida International Airport today to deal with a luggage issue. I took the camera bag along to see what I could find around the airport to take pictures of.  Well, no unusual airlines or … Continue reading

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