Monday, August 10, 2009

Stripe Scavenger Hunt!

The hunt for stripes!

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)


Bumblebee (bombus genus)


Potter Wasp


Monarch caterpillar (Danaus plexippus)


Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas)


Cicada (Tibicen linnei)- annual type


We couldn't identify this mushroom.



Eastern Black Swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio polyxenes)

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

How fun!!
:)
A fabulous post.
I love seeing and then capturing patterns for a post.
Loved seeing yours!

Anet said...

Amazing stripe photos! I love the Zebra tail, so pretty!!!

Shady Lady said...

Great photos! I just shared them with Princess and we talked about how the Zebra Swallowtail and the Tiger Swallowtail might use their colors to camouflage themselves from predators.

She was excited to see the picture of the cicada. That is on our list of bugs to learn about. Animal Crossing got her interested in them. There are a lot of cicadas around the town this time of year. I love that she finds inspiration everywhere!

christine said...

i always feel that bit calmer after visiting your blog

Dawn said...

Oh wow...so many beautiful stripes in nature!

kenan and tree said...

Love all the beautiful 'stripes' that you've captured! i especially love the Zebra swallowtail, i've never seen one here in VA, but used to see them often when i lived in Michigan. Such a gorgeous butterfly!

kyndale said...

all awesome pics! That's really an unusual mushroom.

dongdong said...

that mushroom looks like a dress. very pretty pictures.

nettlejuice said...

Love those stripes.
We've been hunting spiral patterns in nature (not so easy to come by, but love them in the sunflowers)

Amber said...

Whoa spectacular pics, will have to show my man, he will love them. Real talent!

Leanne said...

Beautiful photo's!

STEPHANIE. said...

you are always so creative with your pictures.:)

Robin said...

um. Bobby wants to know where his picture is???? He is very made at you!

Toni said...

beautiful pictures love all the butterlies and caterpillars:-)

The Magic Onions said...

Gorgeous!!! Isn't nature AMAZING!

sunnymama said...

These are such cool pictures! I especially love the stripey caterpillars :)

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http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards.html

therese said...

your photos are really good in this one. getting better and better!

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