Tag Archives: Insects

To see the glories of nature you have to look carefully. Autumn in Ireland part one.

As Spring approaches in 2017 I look back to October 2016 in Tipperary, Ireland on the shores of Lough Derg.  It was a typical ripe Autumn bursting with berries and dying leaves rich with color.   I found wildflowers before Winter and battered … Continue reading

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Beautiful National Park of American Samoa

I have just come back from a remarkable visit to one of our least known treasures and one of the most beautiful places I have seen – A National Park far deep in the Southern Hemisphere spanning several of the … Continue reading

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Orange Sulphur Butterfly

I love the delicate colors of the underwings of the Orange Sulphur.  The pink wash on the edges of the wings complements the yellow, blues and greens – and in this case the flower as well.         … Continue reading

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Fritillaries in a Butterfly Garden in Maine

South of Bar Harbor, Maine, tucked away in the woods and close to the water, is a house with a wonderful butterfly garden.  It is close to the end of the season and the most common butterflies around now are fritillaries. … Continue reading

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August insects in Provence

I went for an early morning walk along the edge of the vineyards in a small valley near Bandol in Provence.  The grapes were ripening and the wildflowers dying, but the insects, especially the dragonflies, were out in force.  The sun … Continue reading

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Carlisle Cranberry Bog, ME

At the beginning of July I went to the old cranberry bog near Carlisle.  It is a beautiful place – full of wildflowers,  birds and insects at this time of year. here are some of the photographs that I took … Continue reading

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Flowers from a La Jolla Garden in March

Spring came early to Southern California this year.  The blue skies and riot of color in a peaceful La Jolla yard was wonderful after the freezing Boston weather and piles of snow.  Hummingbirds rested in the shade and Monarch butterflies flew by … Continue reading

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