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Photography

Bees 2.0

Here’s a great rumor to start: too much cellphone use makes one think and act like Tiny Tim: Tiptoe through the window By the window, that is where I’ll be Come tiptoe through the tulips with me. Oh, tiptoe from the garden By the garden of the willow tree And tiptoe through the tulips with […]

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Photography Places

Lady of the Lake

I went to the Mingo National Reserve this week–the last bit of bottomland left in the delta region of Missouri’s boot heel. It’s full of cypress swamps, marshes, a river and a lake, and is an important breeding ground for migratory birds. If the sounds I heard were any indication, the number of species that […]

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Critters Photography

The Wasp

Paper wasps are quite common here in Missouri. Unlike other types of wasps, they’re not very aggressive, except around their nests. If you threaten a wasp’s nest, or agitate them in some way, they can sting and like other wasps, they can string repeatedly. Their stings are very painful (3 on the Schmidt Sting Pain index, […]

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Photography Places

Brer Fox

I’ve only had the time for two fall photo shoots, though I hope to get out a little more in the next few weeks. I’ve included some photos from the Botanical Gardens in this post. When at Botanical this week I noticed out of the corner of my eye a small, orange animal running across […]

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Climate Photography Places

A Globally Warmed Fall

One impact of global warming could be seen easily this week in the stands of trees around St. Louis. At Powder, most of the forest was badly hurt by the recent high temperatures, which ended up cutting short what should have been a colorful scene. The forest had few birds and the deer were gone […]