Creating a wildlife haven one plant at a time

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Small Creatures in the Garden

Bumble bee

Paper Wasp on Clover

Bumble bees on St. John's Wort

Ladybug on raspberry leaf

Virginia Creeper Sphinx Moth

Buckeye caterpillar

15 comments:

  1. Nice macros. The ladybug is always my favorite. They just look so perfect in a garden. I am glad you ID'ed the buckeye. I never know what caterpillars grow up to be! His color looks a little like a buckeye too.

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  2. Great photos. Insects are so important to the life of the garden. Thanks for giving us a close-up view of your residents.

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  3. Great shots. I love the ladybird!

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  4. Now I know what that moth is that I've been seeing!

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  5. Great critters in the garden so far...not much here yet although I have not been out much with all the rain we are getting and the crazy work schedule.

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  6. I like the shiny lady bug - the sphinx moth is quite threatening. Your post reminds me to bring the camera to work tomorrow. There's a swarm of bees on a shrub near the walkway, which freaked some people out. Hopefully it will still be there tomorrow.

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  7. So nice to see the bugs back in the garden (how shocked would I be if my 6 year old bug hating self could have have known I would ever say that!). Saw my first ladybug of the season a couple days ago and it was so nice to know things are coming back to life.

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  8. It is nice for you to feature some of these creatures that we see almost every day, but they don't get as much 'press' as birds and frogs. Wonderful photos!

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  9. Great photos Karin. I like that Sphinx moth, they always seem 'strong', not delicate.
    You aren't going to Spring Fling are you? We live very close to each other. At some point we should figure out a way to get together. ( I am on Lake Greenwood)

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  10. Great shots Karin, i always love the sharpness of your photos. We have almost all of them in the tropics, maybe insects have wider ranges of temperature tolerance.

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  11. I've never seen St. John's wort flowers before. But I did see a ladybug today on my peonies in lieu of the usual ants.

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  12. I had no idea Virginia creeper had its own moth! I never see buckeye caterpillars until fall. Great shots!

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  13. The creatures may be small but they are beautiful. Lovely shots!

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  14. I love that you showcased the small things..Michelle

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  15. Beautiful! I've just discovered your lovely blog, and I'm a new follower ~ So nice to meet you!
    Best,
    Anne ♥♥

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