Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Black And Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)



Looking at her underside through the window 


Looking at her upper side from outside 

A better-lit view of the upper side of a Black and Yellow Garden Spider taken in 2012

August 27th, 2014  
Black And Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) 
Walton County, Georgia

Monday, September 1, 2014

Raccoon Mum And Kits


August 24th, 2014. A raccoon Mum and kits came by the feeder. They scrounged around for food before a noise at the front of the house scared them off. The kits climbed up the closest tree.

 Mum went down into the woods and waited patiently until the kits decided it was safe and climbed back down the tree and rejoined her.


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)


Scrounging around for seed... 

The platform feeder wasn't much of a challenge either...

August 21st, 2014
Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 
Walton County, Georgia

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mushroom




August 19th, 2014

Mushroom 
Walton County, Georgia

Friday, August 29, 2014

Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis)


August 13th, 2014
Chinese Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) 
Walton County, Georgia

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blackberry Knot Gall




August 13th, 2014
Blackberry Knot Gall 
Walton County, Georgia

I spotted this gall on a blackberry stem by the mailbox; it’s a Blackberry Knot Gall. Blackberry Knot Gall is caused by the Blackberry Knot Gall Wasp (Diastrophus nebulosus) which lays eggs in the ridges of the stems of blackberries. Read more about this wasp and the galls at Greg Dodge’s Journal.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mushroom: Coprinus sp.


August 11th, 2014. 
Coprinus sp. These are very delicate.
Walton County, Georgia