29 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | Insects etc. »

A new-born mantis is all but invisible,
master of ceremonies at a lunatic carnival.


A new-born mantis is all but invisible

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Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

22 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | Birds »

From Hawkfest over the weekend, a celebration of the
annual fall migration of birds of prey – hawks,
owls, eagles, falcons and vultures.

Soaring through the shadows, she unhooks
the wind from its shackles.


A bald eagle unhooks the wind from its shackles.

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Bald Eagle | Haliaeetus leucocephalus

15 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | Insects etc. »

Stitching together memories, the midnight stirring
of sleeping beasts produces reason.


Sawfly Larva

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Sawfly Larva

8 Sep 2014 | 10 Comments | Insects etc. »

A katydid searches for the garden’s last joule of energy,
filing away her dreams in a hidden knothole.


A katydid searches for the garden's last joule of energy

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Greater Angle-wing Katydid | Microcentrum rhombifolium

2 Sep 2014 | 11 Comments | Insects etc. »

The night sun shines on a feral hunter, her moves
the perfect pitch of articulated ease.


A mantis moves with<br />
 the perfect pitch of articulated ease

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Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis