Monday, September 18, 2017

Bumble bee.  The New England Asters have just started blooming and the Bumble bees love them.

Friday, September 15, 2017

White-faced Meadowhawk along side one of our trials.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Panicled Asters are now blooming and this lured in a rather beat-up Painted Lady.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

SVHS class of 1962, 55th reunion.  Thanks for the memories. 
Click on photo to enlarge.   1962 names of 55th reunion photo members.
Seated:  Jon Lundby, Doris Werth, Gary Erickson, Leroy Leibold, Joyce Meinen
Row2:  Sharon Ronken,  Karen Wilder, Margaret Greenwood, Vicki Sorenson, Mary Peterson, Marge Liverance, Richard Capelle, Louie Miland, Judy Kraft, Lynn Hebig, Sharon Gill  Row 3:  Bill Jones, Dan Staples, Dave Staples, Don Hansen, Lee Recknor, Lance Sikkink, Peter Grover, Marjorie Hinze, Marylin Moeller, Paul Hagen, Dick Kuehn, Ron Smith, Art Johnson,    Row 4:Howard Douglas,  Gene Reiland, Gordon Briggs, David Oeltjen, Anita Gunderson, Judy Ness, Bill Kolling,

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Female Hummer resting on our Tiger Lily.  Click on any photo to enlarge.

Monarch on Stiff Goldenrod.

Honey Bee on Stiff Goldenrod.  Notice the pollen on  its side.

Tri-colored Bumble Bee on Stiff Goldenrod.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Green Darner Dragonfly on Milkweed stem.  Had another small flock of migratory dragons pass through yesterday.  They were very busy catching insects but this one did eventually land.   TO VIEW MORE OF OUR OVER 2000 NATURE PHOTOS -GO THE RIGHT AND CLICK ON ANY MONTH DESIRED.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Wasp, Mud Dauber species.  The Mud Daubers often fall into the dog dish water, and need to be flipped out.  I had just flipped this one out of the water and took its photo as it was drying off. They are a purplish-black color.

Purple stemmed Aster.  September bring the blooming of many species of asters at our place.  This the usually the first of the fall blooming asters. The stems turn purple as the flower matures.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Found this cicada nymph case by the garage this morning.  The cicada's have not been singing their high pitched song from the tree tops very often this August-they  like to sing during hot August days, and this has been the 6th coolest August of all time here.

Cicada, adult about 1.5 inches long.