Thursday, October 13, 2016

New photo

A recent photo I'm pleased with.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

What's his name?

I'm looking for a facebook group concerned with hymenoptera to help me with identification of some photos.  One is this guy:  I think he may be an ichneuman.

Can anyone direct me to such a group?

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Scottish Prayer

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

And deliver us also from the creepie crawlies that eat our trees:

Spruce Budworm


Gypsy Moth

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

These and many other images can be seen on my

Monday, April 27, 2015


The trout lillies are up - 3" or so - in my back woodlot.  They'll be in full bloom in a couple of days.
Here's an earlier photo:

Here's a link to more pictures.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


It's still cold at night and there's virtually no sign of insect life in the woods, other than the over-wintered butterflies which seem very numerous this year.  And one flying Predacious Water Beetle which landed on my shirt, which got him photographed in posted in the online photo catalogue along with some fresh images of his relatives.