Category Archives: Seen
These wasps, species Pelecinus polyturator are almost always female, and when you see one with this elongated abdomen, you can be sure it’s female. Since males are so rare, they mainly reproduce by parthogenesis, which is a process by which … Continue reading
I did not realize this was a male until I saw the flash of red. I sat outside near the feeder for a hour at sunset into dusk, and I saw the hummingbird visit the feeder 8-10 times. He was … Continue reading
Raccoon tracks spotted near the pond, May 7, 2011. Distinguishable because raccoons have five toes on each foot, they have a walking pattern that produces paired tracks, and they walk flat-footed.
Infamous for its insecticide resistance-building abilities. Overwinters as an adult 12-18 inches under soil in potato fields. Emerges in late spring, finds itself a potato plant, and mates.
Nests as of May 20, 2011 American robin – in rhubarb plant, 1 egg Eastern phoebe – in garage, 4 nestlings, 1 unhatched egg (hatched today or yesterday) Carolina wren – in garage, 5 eggs Baltimore oriole – in sugar … Continue reading