Tuesday, July 29, 2008


saltwater marsh at
Huntington Beach State Park

Monday, July 28, 2008


A green anole and a hummingbird share a feeder.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Quiet Place

Early morning at the freshwater lagoon
at Huntington Beach State Park.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Tiny praying mantis vs. an assassin bug

And the winner is....
The orange assassin bug ran off.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Two for One

A tiger swallowtail and a hummingbird moth share a bloom on the butterfly bush.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

This is the third species of hairstreaks to visit the backyard habitat. Previously I have had a Red-banded hairstreak and an Eastern tailed-blue hairstreak.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Spider Flower

Cleome hasslerana

On the grounds of the state capital in Columbia, SC.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Viceroy Butterfly

At first glance this looks like a monarch but the dark line across the middle of the hindwing marks it as a viceroy. Check out the difference here.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008