BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


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LADYBUG (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

LadybugAs the end of summer approaches it was nice to see this ladybug. Ladybugs hibernate over winter. Here in Canada, if they hibernate in your garage, it’s said to be a sign of good luck. Many would disagree 😏. The ladybug was racing along the stem and I kept my lens trained on it as it dodged in and out of sight. I hope to see a few more of these insects before the cold weather sets in.

Ladybug-2


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THE GALL OF IT ALL (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

DamselflyThis damselfly perched on a plant that contained an insect gall (the growth you see on the stem).
We are getting to the end of the damselfly season although dragonflies will continue to emerge into September. It feels as though summer has barely begin but I sense the change of season. The days are warm but the evenings are cool and the wildflowers are beginning to fade.

Damselfly-2


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RED SOLDIER BEETLE

BeetleI believe this is a red soldier beetle.  I saw one then a few more on surrounding plants. It’s been my experience that you never see just one. I took this with my 300mm so I was pleased that I got a decent shot with a bit of cropping.


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HIGH-FLYER

FlyI’m not a great fan of flies but they can make engaging subjects, particularly the pollinating kind like this one. There’s a tiny garden maintained by a local business association that plants a variety of wildflowers every summer. I was walking by when I spotted the fly on some milkweed.