Friday, August 21, 2009

Nature Discoveries

Stopping at the stop sign, along the route home. This web
was hung from the stop sign to the nearby high weeds.

Orb Weaver Spider
Araneidae


Spotted along the route to the home of dear friends.
Tall Ironweed
Vernonia altissima

Spotted by others next to a tree
last week while visiting a home church.

Southern Toad
Bufo terrestris

Found in the side yard, wandering in the grass.
Commonly known as a Cow Killer Ant,
when really it is not an ant at all but rather
a wingless wasp.
Velvet Ant
Dasymutilla occidentallis (Linneaus)

2 comments:

sarah in the woods said...

Nature everywhere! Lovely.

{ jamie } said...

Interesting finds! Thanks for sharing!