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This photo of the Blatnick Bridge from Duluth, Minnesota to Superior, WisconsinĀ  appeared in Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Calendar.

Blatnick Bridge

Blatnick Bridge

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Lots of insects around the farm in late summer. It won’t be long and they will all be gone. The Wooly Bear Caterpillars are all over the place now. I thought I had seen the last of the Monarch Caterpillars several weeks ago but this one turned up a couple of days ago. I doubt he will make it.

Red-legged Grasshopper

Red-legged Grasshopper

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarch Caterpillar

Common Green Bottle Fly

Common Green Bottle Fly

 

Stink Bug

Stink Bug

I had several photographs receive awards in this years Crex Meadows Photo Contest. My photograph of a Karner Blue received first place in the insects category. The Karner Blue is on the federal endangered species list. Apparently it is rare nationwide but common in parts of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is making an effort to restore and protect Karner Blue habitat. Their habitat are in oak and pine barrens, dry sand prairies and other open areas with sandy soil. they lay their eggs on or near Wild Lupine plants. The caterpillars feed only on Wild Lupine. Fortunately these conditions exist in the northern part of Crex Meadows.Karner Blue 13-8-_7795

My photograph of a controlled Burn in Crex Meadows received third place in the black and white category. This photo was taken during the spring when portions of the Meadows were being burned to control brush.Controlled-Burn---Philip-Schwarz--11-5-_1977

All of the winning photos can be found on the Crex Meadows Website.