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Category Archives: Macro Photography

The recent cold weather resulted in ice along the Red Cedar State Trail.


The last few weeks I’ve been able to photograph Foxtail in the early morning with the dew on it.

Last week I found a Garden Spider out in the prairie. While I was watching a grasshopper landed in the web. It took the spider a couple of seconds to wrap it up. Over the next few days I photographed it a number of times before it seemed to abandon the web.

The Milkweed Tiger Moths are out in large numbers.

A local report on the news indicated that we have been overrun by Japanese Beetles again this year. I have been finding them out in the Prairie. Since I didn’t put a garden in this year I’ve not had to contend with the them. This pair was mating. As an indication of how devastating they can be the one beetle was eating while mating.

Returning from a trip aborad I found that I had a large number of Sunflowers blooming under my bird feeder.

The Groundnut’s are blooming along the Red Cedar Trail although they seem to be blooming in different locations from past years. It is one of my favorite fall flowers.

The Spotted and Pale Touch Me Nots are in full bloom along the Red Cedar State Trail.


Spotted Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

Pale Touch-me-not

I’ve had the opportunity to hike several sections of the Red Cedar State Trail last week. It has really been hot and muggy so my hikes have taken place early in the morning. These are a few of the things I’ve seen.


Wild Cucumber


False Sunflower

A few weeks ago we drove around Crex Meadows. There were quite a few wildflowers out.

White Water Lily


Yellow Pond Lily

Wild Lupine

Prairie Phlox

Orange Hawkweed

Large-flowered Beardtounge

Indian Paintbrush

Canada Frostweed

Blue Flag Iris