Living on the Edge
Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly
The Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly is 3/4 to 1 inch long with a wingspan of 1 and 3/4 inches. The dragonfly is mainly a yellowish brown color; it has a yellow face with a brown thorax and brownish yellow abdomen. Its wings, as said in the name, are amber colored. Female amberwings' wings are covered in brown spots, unlike the male, whose are entirely amber.
Various insects; insects that would be considered pests to us. Mayflies and mosquitoes, for example.
Ripe for the Picking!
The Cedar Waxwings love Elderberries and a group of them can strip a bush in no time flat.
Great Blue Heron
A juvenile Green Heron catches a fish and is so excited he almost missed his perch!
Some Like it Pink
This Sphinx Moth was very attracted to the pink phlox. It was really fun watching it. Common name is the Hummingbird moth as it wings are very fast like a hummers
Sunnys by Sher
St. John's Wort
I came across this plant in a garden and the owners told me what it was. Since then I have seen it in the woods. I love the center.
An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on an orange tiger lily.
Just Hangin Out
A young green heron hanging out waiting for something good to munch on.
Cecropia Moth Caterpillar
They are very big before they spin their cocoon.
It is really great to see the wide range of shots and subjects on CM. I have been admiring them for a couple years. I have been enjoying photography and nature for many years. My latest passion is wildlife. I also like to shoot flowers, barns, old structures and anything else that trips my shutter! I have met people from CM out in the field and a couple on line also and really have enjoyed that!