Eastern Tent Caterpillar on Indian Strawberry

An Eastern Tent Caterpillar, walking across some Indian Strawberry plants:

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This little guy was not a very willing participant in my nature photography.

He kept moving the entire time.

Woolly Spider

To avoid any possible confusion, please do not think that the “official” name of this type of spider is “woolly spider”.  It’s not.  Or it could be for all I know. LOL  That’s just what I call them, “woolly little jumping spiders”.

I am not fond of spiders, but ….  if I find one interesting while out with my camera, I will sometimes take it’s photo.  This little fella kept sitting on the side of our gutter, defying gravity, and hopping back and forth until finally I gave in and photographed him.  If you are squeamish like me in regards to spiders, I apologize in advance.

This little guy (or gal) was about the size of a dime.  Notice it’s creepy little spider shadow.  eeewww

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Mayfly

My husband says this is a mayfly.   After looking it up, I think he is correct.  Apparently they come in hundreds of varieties.  While looking it up I found this website, which you might find interesting if wanting to learn more about the mayfly (www.mayfly.org).

This one was on the outside of our door.

As a side note, be forewarned, if you photograph the outside of your door on macro mode, you will want to scrub on it for a week!  Eeek!

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Lilac

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These shots were hard to get because this female Tiger Swallowtail butterfly was a good 6-8 feet above my head and the wind was blowing fiercely the entire time.  Another gust would come and she would hold on for dear life, sometimes getting blown off the lilac all together, then coming back for more.

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a close up:

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