Friday, August 22, 2014

Some Regulars and Some Not

Some pictures again from around my yard (mostly) in the past week.
Above is the Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia). I don't seem to have seen so many around the garden this year. Often the iris bed alone will have 3 or 4 at a time but this is the only one this year in front or back yard. But we have had the nesting wren this past month and wrens do seem to be fond of spiders considering how much web is included in the nest and how often I see wrens poking around in fence corners and angles where spiders are to be found. Perhaps she  made off with most of the others before they got to a large size?

This Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia) is an immature male and the abdomen is still to turn blue-white.

I'll have to get an ID on this ant. Very impressive antennae though!

ID's required too for these wasps. The first shouldn't be very difficult considering the distinctive markings.

And lastly a hold over from last week. I'm still trying to get a picture that give an impression of the sheer number of Fiddler Crabs to be seen on the mud as the tide recedes. I havent got one yet, but there are a good few here and this is no more than a couple of square feet of mud.

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