Hello guys! I just found a male Arabesque Orbweaver. At least I think it is that species... feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken! ^w^ This adorable little spood was very shy, and once it realized my presence it started to shuffle deeper into the bark~ After a bit of research, I came to the conclusion that this was an Arabesque Orbweaver. Well, they live in Central Ohio (where this was taken), all the photos I've seen of them look like this guy, and they have been seen in midday (when this was taken) and can hang out in trees (where he is). I also know he is a male, because males are slimmer than females. Females are very CHONK-y, and the chonk level is the easiest way to differ the genders of these Orbweavers.
Well, that's it for now! I'll cya later, peeps!
Hello everyone! What's up? A bit ago I was checking my old files for something I didn't post, and I came across this peculiar berry! It looks like a strawberry, but little and... well, it looks like a bunch of tiny beads were stuck onto it. It's called a mock strawberry! Mock strawberries are edible, but they taste awfully flavorless according to my research. It would be no use eating it for its flavor, however some studies claim it has some medicinal purposes! At least, that's what I heard anyways. I recommend being very careful about eating wild berries, and I don't plan on eating these anytime soon! Sooo... I'll see you soon, peeps! Keep exploring!
So, that's all for now, guys! Later, peeps!
Hello! Today I went on a walk with my mom, and came across this Smol Floof Bean, or as some people call it, a caterpillar. It was this amazing yellow-orange color, and it looked like a fuzzy, living Cheeto. I picked it up with a stick and put it on a bush. It kind of looked like a Woolybear Floof Bean, but it was too yellow and had no black or dark brown on part of its fur. It was speedy, too! Woolybears are slow and plodding, even when they're scared. This one was so energetic, that maybe it's the Usain Bolt of the Floof Bean world!! It's a possibility!
Keep learning, peeps! =0w0=
Oh! Hello again! It's that little grey-and-white cat from last autumn. Again, this adorable kitty was being very friendly with me. I found her here, in the spot where we first met, and I took a picture of her before she slunk under a car. I approached her, and started calling her. The cutest thing happened! She peeped her fluffy-cheeked head out, and started meowing! It was more like a mew than a meow, since her voice was so high-pitched and little, like a kitten!
Well, that's all I have for now. Stay happy, peeps! :D
Here's a swallowtail butterfly and it's friends! I came across them when I passed by a butterfly bush! There were a lot of butterflies and moths, but they were all hiding inside or behind the bush. Here are some that I've gotten pics of. Captured forever in my camera! Bwahahaha! >:3
Stay happy, peeps! ^_^
This cute lil' guy is a hover fly. They drink nectar, sugarwater from hummingbird feeders occasionally, and sweat. This one didn't seem to enjoy the clover flowers, so he drank my sweat instead! As a larvae, he would have been eating aphids, and other pesky buggers. But after he changes to an adult hover fly, he goes more to liquids, like sweat, nectar, dew, and thankfully for me, a hoverfly lover, NOT blood. I would have been in bad luck if they did, though. :V
Keep hovering, peeps!
Ah, yes, what a wonderful thing to be awoken by a screechy squacky birb? I wonder why a lot of people (That I know) Complain about these borbs. In my opinion, they are a bit less tolerable than crows or ravens. (although I heard Australian magpies are screechier!) I guess that most corvids are just inherently screechy. Actually, I love corvids and basically all birds in general. It's just that this one woke me up from a very wonderful dream in food land, tasting all the foods I've ever wanted to taste! SCREEE! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This is Souperlen the grasshopper. She (or he, I don't know) is a very feisty grasshopper and has a lot to say about me trying to pick her up! When my family and I were moving, (We've already moved but I haven't posted this for all this time :3) I came across little Souperlen sitting on the wall behind the hedge. She jumps and hops with extreme agility, and got out of my grasp many times. I caught her after a while, but she bit me! She was not having any of my shenanigans, lol. She also spat some stomach acid at me, so I knew she was really sassy and scared. I left her alone after that, I didn't want her to get too scared and have to do the rancid bite again. Keep adventuring, peeps!
Today, in my neighborhood, I've witnessed a 'fairy ring phenomenon'. The fairy ring phenomenon is when a fungi produces a ring, either causing the grass to flourish or die in a circle or partial circle, and sometimes sprouting mushrooms to bear the circular shape. They are caused when the mycelium, or the roots in a mushroom grow out in a circle. (that causes the mushrooms to grow there) The mycelium breaks down nutrients and absorbs them. They absorb most of the nutrients, but some stray nutrients stay in the soil. The grass steals those runaway nutrients and absorbs them, causing them to be greener or taller. In this case, the lucky mycelium is absorbing all of them enough to sprout mushrooms! They sprouted mostly into a partial circle shape. I'm really happy to have seen this rare fungi phenomenon! Keep exploring, peeps! :3
Hey guys! Here's something I don't see every day. A black clock beetle, which is originally from Europe! I wonder which of the many ways this lil' dude got in. Black clock beetles are ground beetles found in Europe, and eat little slugs, caterpillars, and plant matter. They are usually shiny black with legs that are a shade of red or black.
Well, I'll see you all later! Stay cool, peeps! >w<
On my walk today, in the rain, my mom and I saw something peculiar. A corncob, right next to the pathway. Weird, right? I wonder how it got there, maybe someone was having a picnic and an animal ate the corn. finished, and just so happened to drop it by the pathway for all eyes to see. Lol. That's just a theory, someone most likely was just eating corn on the pathway, finished, and left the cob here to decompose. Just don't do that with plastic!
Stay cool, peeps! :3
Today, on my walk, I found a couple of mushrooms! Both seem to be the same species, since they have such similar features. They look like bottle caps from above, and it was hard to get a picture of their gills without touching them. I don't really like touching mushrooms that I know nothing about. It just seems unsafe for me. I had to place my camera down on the ground to get a nice photo of this mushroom. It was worth it! I'm really glad that I got to document this smol fungi.
Stay cool, peeps!
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Hi! I'm Iris! I just got into nature photography like one of my brothers! I really think I could keep doing this as a hobby. :D