Coyote, The Trickster


Animal, canine, humor, Thoughts

He gave a good howl while holding that macaroon in his mouth, pleased with his “killing,” so we reluctantly left the pup behind. When we reached the end of the road we turned to look back one last time at our sweet little friend who had thought us worthy of his very special attention. That’s when we saw another car driving up the road.

May 26, 2012

Monarch Butterfly on Red Clover


Bug, butterfly, Identification

With the profusion of red clover blooms, you can now find monarch butterflies feasting on their nectar. This monarch butterfly will live and die here in Illinois – being that it is May. Only the 4th generation monarchs migrate south each fall.

May 22, 2012

Widow Skimmer Dragonfly


Bug, dragonfly, Identification

At first glance, you’ll notice how similar the coloring of this widow skimmer dragonfly is to the twelve-spotted dragonfly I posted yesterday. By looking closely at the pattern of black and white spots you can tell the difference. This particular widow skimmer is a male.

May 21, 2012