Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday Safari

October on the Tall Grass Prairie
is colorful.



The butterflies are still flying.

Prairie Asters provide nectar.




Orange Sulphurs dominated the Prairie today.
We did see one Buckeye.



The bees were out in abundance.

A few thistles still bloom.
Many Flower Beetles caught my eye.
Their black and orange dress is perfect for October.

Spiders are spinning and weaving.
Dragonflies still patrol.
It is cool in the mornings and warm in the afternoons.
Soon we will have frost.
The Mantis hunts for another couple of weeks.
Happy Sunday Safari.








23 comments:

texasdaisey said...

What beautiful little critter pictures. Great job.
Debbie

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

What incredible shots of insects. That last one was amazing - that little guy looking right at me through the screen!

Rose said...

Wonderful safari pictures, Sherry! I don't think I've ever seen such a close-up of a mantis. I always thought they looked rather prehistoric, but this photo makes me think they look more like aliens:)

Libby Murphy said...

Oh goodness what marvelous creatures of Mother Nature's creativity. Great photos
Happy Twirls

sweet bay said...

I always love your prairie shots and your insect shots are just amazing. I love the shot of the Buckeye and the green bee and I think the spider most of all! Such an amazing close-up look at its face.

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,

Only been to the Tall Grass Prairie once and it was over 100 degrees. Love these shots, the Orange Sulphur is something.
I was out today canoeing and we saw 85 Monarchs migrating by.

jabblog said...

Incredible photography! Thank you for sharing.

Chris said...

Great photos, Sherry :-) Did you see the full moon? Always think of you still :-)

Jayne said...

Beautiful butterflies Sherry... and that mantis face!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a marvelous collection of bees butterflies and bugs. Those beady little spider eyes are so cute to me. They are ever watchful.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....the prairie is full of life......giving us hope for the bugs......
The white butterfly looks worn.........we must make the most of this time, spend time with the bugs we love.......

I love the mantis.....they always remind me of aliens......such amazing little creatures......

I do hope that you are receiving my email.....I sent two before holiday and one this weekend.....not a problem, just hope you are getting them...

It is good to be back......there is no place like home, is there?

Happy safari Sunday......

Judy said...

Sherry, these shots are wonderful! You always show so much detail!! I love the spider - she looks so soft! But my favourite is the mantis! Yes, she looks like an alien, but I have never been aware of all the colours she displays!!!

Mimi said...

awesome safari yet again!

ShySongbird said...

Beautiful photos as always Sherry, the Orange Sulphur and Buckeye butterflies are beautiful.

Your Praying Mantis photo is stunning. Your safaris are always such a pleasure to share.

It has turned quite chilly here, Autumn's grip is tightening!

Have a wonderful week :0

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Amazing photos! The colors are so crisp and clear! I thought of you this weekend when I hiked and took photos! Enjoy your day!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Gorgeous photos of these fine little creatures and plants. That mantis... beautiful yet comical! I always enjoy my time here... thank you for sharing :) -Tammy

Cathy said...

Lol on the mantis photo. kinda looks like he or she is sticking her tongue at you.

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Naturegirl said...

Each time I stop by you amaze me with your skill in photographing these bugs and wings! It takes patience and you surely have that!
The mantis...spectacular!!

easygardener said...

All the pictures are beautiful but I especially like the furry spider - and the Mantis is downright otherworldly!

Wendy said...

Your pics are so clear. The spider looks frightening! And the mantis as if he's from another world.
The prairie is alive with colour - so pretty!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful landscape, has an impressionistic feel. Love all the critters, especially the final photo!

Juliet said...

Lovely photos as always - I do especially like that spider - not one we see over here - do you know what type it is?

dAwN said...

OH MY>>THAT Mantis photo is AWEsome!!!! I love your sunday safaris!