Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tiger Swallowtail on Butterfly Milkweed

Hackberry butterfly underwing, on one of our lawn chairs.

Hackberry butterfly top of wings

Black-eyed Susan and white Fleabane

Monarch on Swamp Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

Vervain with a yellow background of Black-eyed Susans.

Leopard frog, Mississippi backwaters.

Monday, July 20, 2015

5 inch diameter web that looks like a hanging basket.  Species unkown.

Tunnel Spider web

Garden Spider web on Rattlesnake Master flower heads.

Wild Bergamont

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Green Agapostemon sweat bee (about 1/2 inch) on our prairie.

The hind legs are loaded with pollen from the head of this Coneflower.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I got a better photo of the St. John's Wort flower,

Rattlesnake Master flowers.


Yellow or Grey-headed Coneflower


Cup Plant

Purple Coneflower

St. John's Wort

Common Milkweed

Closeup of Common Milkweed.  To view more of our nature photos go up and to the right and click on July 2015 or any other month desired.

Black-eyed Susan

Wild Bergamot

Rattlesnake Master

Daisy Fleabane.  Really a weed, but an ok weed.

Culver's Root

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Male 12-Spotted Widow Skimmer on prairie west of Leroy, Mn

We have had a great hatch of Red Admiral butterflies this week.  The larva feed on common nettle and we have an abundance of these.