The Little Nuthatch — insects
Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Colorado.
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Paint Mines Interpretive Park is way out there down dirt roads (thankfully well-kept) through farm country and a couple cute little towns. As a birder I found the drive to be AWESOME, with opportunities to see raptors, grouse, and an abundance of Western Meadowlarks. After the drive, it's kind of amazing when seemingly out of nowhere you come upon the colorful rock formations of the Paint Mines. The photos don't do it justice. There's much to explore and the rocks are towering over you. They are colorful and have different textures. Small flowers are found growing out from the rocks....
Black Point Drive.
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Here are some photos from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge's Black Point Drive (birding drive). It's a bit quiet at this time of year, but still things to see. Always a lot of Green Heron's nesting out there, here are some youngins' out and about with cute fuzz on their heads... Lots of Roseate Spoonbill's... Gorgeous Black-necked Stilt's which are also nest out there... Love that pose! And last but not least, there are bugs everywhere. It's a little stressful trying to keep them out of your car when on the drive. But I enjoy seeing them on the plants......
It's been the season for picking blackberries and blueberries. I love the act of picking and seeing birds, bunnies, tortoises, and lots of insects out there too. Here is a collection of insect photos from this years picking.
Looked around some books & websites, but what type of caterpillar is this? Not sure... Love all the little critters out right now!
I love picking blueberries for of course the most delicious berries, and the fun of picking, but also finding lots of beautiful bugs out there too!