Sunday, October 4, 2009

more finds near O'Hare....


Another trip to Chevalier Woods on a much sunnier day found us among many more butterflies and dragonflies than the week before, and even a cicada! Here is one in a jam (in a jam jar).

And just a couple other moments caught:
Daniel got a nice Odonate here...

Meanwhile, I spied some moths-a-mating. I used to mate Eastern Black Swallowtails by hand for research purposes - better & easier if you can leave them to it.

This milkweed bug had dressed gotten rid of its old clothes in a molt and was looking very pink as it waited quietly for its exoskeleton to harden up again

Andrea managed to net a beautiful monarch, handling it expertly,

And this time too, some cute little snakes here and there...

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