Discussion in 'Flora & Fauna' started by Wasp, May 15, 2019.
This spider has a skull and is almost clear?
Yep thats my fingerprint!
That things looking right at his nose. Boy he's crossed.
That Katydid is looking at me funny.
Showed my mom that top picture and she was like,
-"whats that he's standing in?"
-'My leg hair.'
He was looking for something to eat, clearly. I should try and get some good pictures of the dragonfly's making my gardens home.
They zip around keeping the count of biting bugs down.
I love your pictures insect life is astounding .
My Ants vs Spiders thread.
Great thread, thanks for sharing!
Those jumping spiders are beautiful and intelligent. It's been shown that they have the ability to think and reason so yes, they are looking at you and sizing you up!
I remember a documentary that demonstrated an experiment where the spider was placed on a platform and had the choice of two different routs laid out before it. One that lead to a dead end and one that led to a pray item. The pathways were constructed of suspended piping and wound around and intersected each other without touching. The spider very obviously scanned the scene as he bobbed up and down on his legs surveying the situation. Then with great determination and speed navigated the puzzle to arrive at the pray item and a free lunch.
It was obvious that the spider was able to plan, use reason, and make a choice in order to accomplish a goal. Pretty amazing stuff!
I hope that makes sense... Thanks again!
@Wasp, are those ants or three grapes on a toothpick?
Not exactly what I enjoy finding on the patio
This oddity, well in NY anyways.
Very cool thread, thanks for the posts!
Wasp, that caterpillar looks similar to the ones up here in TN that sting, old folks called them 'packsaddles' but there is also a variety that does look like it is carrying a pack on it's back. Did a bit of research, and there apparently are quite a lot of 'pillars that pack a punch, and need to be avoided.
Was about 3.5-4" long
Up close shots of the cacti on the deck
A couple of shots of two random rocks
Fresh popped cotton pods they flower then it falls off and the cotton pod opens.
They're pretty big
Seed, several in each pod ball