Category Archives: insect

Fireflies aren’t quitters

So I began this post with a simple observation in my yard tonight.  There are fireflies out and it’s raining.  It’s not a hard rain, but it’s definitely raining.  The fireflies (or lightning bugs) are still going at it, though, … Continue reading

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Flashdance!

First, when there’s nothing but a slow glowing dream that your fear seems to…wait a second.  I’m not actually going to provide all the lyrics.  This post isn’t about Flashdance, anyway, it’s about fireflies.  I went for a walk this … Continue reading

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Wannhh Wannhh Wannhh

Right now, that’s the sound I hear every night (and most mornings, too).  In my mind, it’s really kind of a peaceful piece of the evening.  It’s the sound of all the cicadas in the trees.  I’ve noticed it a … Continue reading

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New construction

There’s been a lot of building going on in my neighborhood.  Unlike new housing, though, these builders are fairly quiet.  In fact, I didn’t even notice the work was happening until I sat out on my little deck yesterday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Here be dragonflies

Yes, yes, I know.  “More insects?” you say?  Well…uhm…yes.  I was out along a creek near the Catawba River again yesterday.  As I was looking around for salamanders (and listening to Red-eyed Vireos in the trees), I got distracted by … Continue reading

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Tent caterpillars and sleeping bag moths

Ok, so there are no sleeping bag moths (that I’m aware of), but there are tent caterpillars.  I first came across these animals in the middle of Missouri.   While walking around in the woods, there, we used to see … Continue reading

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