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October 2015

Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC 10/31/15

American Lady Partridgeberries Leaffooted bug Tachinid fly Water striders (Rhagovelia choreutes)

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  10/29/15

Grass-of-Parnassus Fledgling female Northern Cardinal Hermit Thrush Pearl Crescent with one wrinkled wing White-throated Sparrow

Jumping spider (Phidippus otiosus) on a pokeweed plant Same jumping spider as initially seen, hanging from a long strand of silk Honeybee on a Virginia Spiderwort Question Mark

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  10/29/15

Painted Lady Flower fly and honeybee      

Durham, NC  10/24/15

Marsh fly Female Fiery Skipper Flower fly Tachinid fly?  

Durham, NC  10/23/15

Jumping spider (Phidippus princeps?) Different jumping spider, same species      

Durham, NC  10/22/15

White-tailed Deer        

Durham, NC 10/21/15

Wasp Flower fly Crane fly Moth caterpillar Orb weaver with prey



Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Mecklenburg County, NC  10/18/15

Downtown, seen from runway, where plane is taking off Another view of the downtown from a runway      

Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, MS  10/18/15

CSX train coming through intersection US and Mississippi state flags      

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/18/15

Common Buckeye Willet Mole cricket nymph, rescued from street    

Jones Park, Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/18/15

Killdeer Diving Forster's Tern Ruddy Turnstone Gulf Fritillary Forster's Tern

Waveland, Hancock County, MS  10/17/15

Gulf Fritillary on zinnia Ambush bug and bee prey on goldenrod Backswimmer in pond Frog Frogs

Gulf Fritillary Monarch Painted Lady Long-tailed Skipper Another Long-tailed Skipper

Cloudless Sulphur Ocola Skipper Bumblebee Common Buckeye Drone Fly

Trailing Wild Bean Zinnias Common Buckeye on goldenrod    

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/17/15

Sunrise Blue Jay      

Jones Park, Gulfport, Harrison County, MS 10/16/15

The marina, with a lighthouse with ladder access        

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/16/15

Black Skimmers Black Skimmers on a sand bar Hermit crab Sanderling  

Royal Terns, a Black Skimmer and a gull Some local color Felix at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Post-mating Common Green Darner pair  

Gulfport, Harrison County, MS  10/15/15

Sunset Forster's Terns Gull Black Skimmer  

Variegated Meadowhawk Black Skimmers and Bonaparte's Gulls against Biloxi backdrop Black Skimmers flying over the ocean Black Skimmers disturbed on the beach: a man with a dog walked through the middle of them. Black Skimmers resting on the beach

False Garlic Great Blue Heron Ribbons Little Yellow Verbena

Durham, NC  10/14/15

Sachem and paper wasp Ocola Skipper Sachem Flower fly Dark Fishing Spider

Durham, NC  10/12/15

American Goldfinch Teneral Gray (Copes?) Treefrog Crow    

Durham, NC  10/10/15

Gray (Copes?) Treefrog        

Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  10/9/15

Carolina Satyr Creek Field with goldenrod Fork-tailed Katydid Orb Weaver (Neoscona genus)

Durham, NC  10/9/15

American Goldfinch        

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC  10/9/15

Common Buckeye Checkered Skipper Flower fly Monarch Fiery Skipper

Monarch Monarch Fiery Skipper American Lady Flower fly

Sleepy Orange Sleepy Orange Ocola Skipper Sachem Cloudless Sulphur  

Coastal plain boardwalk Bigleaf Magnolia

Durham, NC 10/7/15

Swimming katydid        

Durham, NC  10/1/15

Mating Fiery Skippers, male on left Question Mark Same Question Mark Jumping spider (Hentzia genus?) Yellow-collared Scape Moth

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