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I saw a dragon fly identical to that one today, @whiteraven . I didn't have my camera, though, so I'm glad you captured one to share. Great timing! :) That turtle, though. Whoa! 😮

I was diggin' the colorful visitors I found today - and learned how much more colorful they'll eventually be (black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars), and the drama that ensued...(there were two other caterpillars not captured in a kodak moment, that looked just like this one)

These two were on the same parsley plant, on separate stems, minding their own business - both had munched their share of leaves...

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Then the grasshopper started moseying onto his neighbor's stem - notice how the caterpillar is still looking straight ahead...

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Then the caterpillar looks around to see who's back there - and the grasshopper moves faster...

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I'm not too sure what transpired here - if the grasshopper elbowed the caterpillar, or if the caterpillar tried to bite it or push it off it's stem, or both, or what - but they definitely had a moment...

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Then the grasshopper jumped onto another stem underneath more leaf cover further away from the caterpillar - and that was that...how exciting...lol...

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Instead of popcorn, I was munching on these little sun-kissed sweeties while watching the show...

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Mach123

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We spawned an eco system. I didn’t get any hummingbirds though again this year and I filled 2 feeders all summer. I really miss the hummingbirds. Goldfinch's we have plenty! They love sunflower seeds.
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These are a couple blow downs. The storm hit everywhere but here. What we did get was enough to shake things up a bit.
 

Mach123

MyPTSD Pro
@Mach123 what is the insect in the top pic?
A cicada I believe. I took it’s picture because we don’t see them here. This is probably the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve ever seen one. It’s big, about the size of my thumb.

I saw a dragon fly identical to that one today, @whiteraven . I didn't have my camera, though, so I'm glad you captured one to share. Great timing! :) That turtle, though. Whoa! 😮

I was diggin' the colorful visitors I found today - and learned how much more colorful they'll eventually be (black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars), and the drama that ensued...(there were two other caterpillars not captured in a kodak moment, that looked just like this one)

These two were on the same parsley plant, on separate stems, minding their own business - both had munched their share of leaves...

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Then the grasshopper started moseying onto his neighbor's stem - notice how the caterpillar is still looking straight ahead...

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Then the caterpillar looks around to see who's back there - and the grasshopper moves faster...

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I'm not too sure what transpired here - if the grasshopper elbowed the caterpillar, or if the caterpillar tried to bite it or push it off it's stem, or both, or what - but they definitely had a moment...

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Then the grasshopper jumped onto another stem underneath more leaf cover further away from the caterpillar - and that was that...how exciting...lol...

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Instead of popcorn, I was munching on these little sun-kissed sweeties while watching the show...

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I might be a cynic but the main characters in the story were concerned with eating as well. Eating each other that is. Looks like neither was on the menu. : )
 
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