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Lil’ Gators

IMG_2254The larva of the familiar lady beetle is so different from the adult you have to wonder who it was who first put the two together. Only observation and/or experimental raising would do the trick.

I think the one doing the eating here is the Multicolored Asian Lady and the one being eaten is the Two-spotted.

These larva molt several times before reaching a plump readiness to draw themselves up into a pupa.

Green Heron

Butorides virescensHow many Green Heron (Butorides virescens) nests are there in Prospect Park? I saw one, heard about another, and suspect a third.Butorides virescens

More Rose

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Zenaida macroura

 Zenaida macroura

Octopuses

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Suddenly, they were everywhere.

Rose

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Barn Swallow

Hirundo rusticaIt’s always dark under this bridge. This Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nest, made of mud and muck-matter, is a year old and being used again. Nearby is a two-year-old nest that is being re-used again after a vacancy last year.

Here are some gathering mud like the masons they are.


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