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Category Archives: Macro Photography

A walk around the prairie on a beautiful day and the insects were busy filling up on nectar on the only remaining flower, Canadian Goldenrod.

Grasshopper

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My wife printed, matted and framed six of my fall photos for an exhibit at the Menomonie Public Library. The exhibit will run through the month of October.

Bonanza Falls – U.P. of Michigan

Black River Harbor Reflections – U.P. of Michigan

Leaves Canadian Hill Farm – Menomonie Wisconsin

The Z Bond Falls – U.P. of Michigan

Lake of the Clouds Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – U.P. of Michigan

Leaf Hoffman Hills Recreation Area – Menomonie Wisconsin

 

Walking around the Prairie I encountered a number of insects this week. The Flower Flies and Grasshoppers are really out in large numbers.

Red-legged Grasshopper

Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Flower Fly

Flower Fly

Dragon Fly

Walking through the prairie I found a large cluster of Milkweed Tiger Moth Caterpillars. These beautiful caterpillars turn into a very plain moth.

The Touch-me-nots have been out along the Red Cedar State Trail. The insects seem to be enjoying them.

My wife and I spent an hour walking around the Prairie at Hoffman Hills. Not the peak season for photography but we did manage a few photos.

Morning Dew

Growth

Queen Anne’s Lace

False Sunflower

Big Bluestem

 

Late in the summer when we have mornings with heavy dew I like to walk out into the Prairie and look for spider webs. Normally I have lots of them but this year I only found a few. This spider was eating breakfast when I found him.

A variety of flowers are blooming along the Red Cedar State Trail. The most common flowers are the Touch-me-nots which are blooming all along the trail.

Pale Touch-me-not

Spotted-touch-me-not

Spiderwort

Motherwort

Chickweed

Blue Verian

Blooming Grass

On a walk along the Red Cedar Trail we found a number of interesting insects including the first ever Black Swallowtail Caterpillar.

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Japanese Beetle

Question Mark

Millipede