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Old 06-01-2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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June 2011 photo contest is now open! Photos must be taken in June (any year) and the limit is four.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:40 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:05 AM   #3
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Killdeer nest.
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Here's a hover fly on potentilla recta...
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Killdeer nest.

Great find/shot.

You really seem to get out in nature and witness a lot of wildlife activities. Good for you. I'm often focused on our two acres. I guess, as it transforms into more of a habitat, I'll see more of nature up close.

I love killdeer! Not sure what the attraction is, but I always enjoyed seeing them darting around running like shore birds. With so much open space here, I thought we might attract them, but I guess we don't really have the right habitat for them.

Anyway, I love your picture and the memories it evokes.
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Here's a hover fly on potentilla recta...
Nice, papercarver. I like that I'm starting to "put a name with a face" with some of these insects.

As a kid/teen, I always liked that potentilla--later, I found it is not a native. Still many of the non-natives--even dandelions--are what started me wanting to create more natural areas...as I learned that *some* of my favorites were not natives, I've decided not to include those that are not native to my region so that I can create a much more truly natural area/habitat.

Anyway, I like your hover fly-- are they also known as "sweat bees" or is that a different species of similar size?
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Great find/shot.
You really seem to get out in nature and witness a lot of wildlife activities. Good for you. I'm often focused on our two acres. I guess, as it transforms into more of a habitat, I'll see more of nature up close.

I love killdeer! Not sure what the attraction is, but I always enjoyed seeing them darting around running like shore birds. With so much open space here, I thought we might attract them, but I guess we don't really have the right habitat for them.
Anyway, I love your picture and the memories it evokes.
Thanks Dapjwy....I love to explore.
Father holds the same wonder as we walk into the field and stream or along a country road together.
Always pointing out a hawk upon a branch, a bright mushroom under foot, a tree full of hazelnut pods.
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Thanks Dapjwy....I love to explore.
Father holds the same wonder as we walk into the field and stream or along a country road together.
Always pointing out a hawk upon a branch, a bright mushroom under foot, a tree full of hazelnut pods.
I'm the result of.....His inspiration.
Thanks dad!
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Thanks for bringing a smile to my face and making me say a little "Thanks, Dad!" of my own.
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This guy fluttered in as I was wading through some tall brush in the yard. He didn't seem to want to sit still for a picture until he settled on the underside of a leaf. He then let me take his picture up close for quite a while. When I walked by there an hour and a half later, he hadn't moved.
Pardon me but I think this image is absolutely beautiful.
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