Its alive!

We were almost to the woods now.

A quick stop at the cow patty yielded two critters. First was this speedy and pretty black and red nymph.

There were a dozen of them but mostly we just saw this view. They were scurrying pretty fast. LOL BugGuide placed in the Seed Bugs (Lygaeidae) ยป Lygaeinae. I found a similar looking nymph in the Melanopleurus genus.

Also hidden under the patty was a female common scaly cricket (Cycloptilum).

At the edge of woods, a beautiful Rusty Blackhaw was in its fall finest!

Branches are opposite.

And the bud is rusty colored! Thanks Jeanne for pointing this out. Someday I will remember beyond the moment. LOL.

The fruit now looks like a wrinkled blue tick. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A large overflow pipe went down about twenty feet.

A knobby Cedar Elm!

A squirrel’s dining room on a fallen log!

The green cheeked bird was happy. LOL

Someone might want to untangle?

A white clump on an old rusty beer or soda can.

It was alive! The Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae) larva was wearing its camo clothing. Very effective don’t you think?

Last part of the November 10th in the next post!

The World’s Largest Tree Is Ready for its Close-Up

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


    1. I was very careful not to drop my phone down the pipe. But I guess I could have crawled in the out flow pipe to retrieve it. But that would have been tight. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      And forgot to ask the โ€œbirdโ€™sโ€ name. Looks like a Fred to me. LOL

  1. LOL love the tick! And the happy green bird.
    I was speculating the grape vine and why it looked like that and not tightly wrapped around the tree. I bet it had been up in the branches and fell. Great camo on the lacewing larva.

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