Nov 222012
 
Scorpionfly - LLELA

This odd looking bug is known as a Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis). They are so named because the male’s abdomen superficially resembles the stinger found on a scorpion. The Scorpionflies with visible abdomens in these pictures are all female, so the scorpion like appearance is not present. I found these Scorpionflies feeding on animal dropping in

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Nov 222012
 
Northern Mockingbird - Mortality

Animal mortality is a frequent occurrence. Life in the wild is dangerous and full of hazards. But, dead animals are not often seen. Nature cleans up after itself. When animals die, the process of decomposition begins almost immediately. Scavengers waste no time locating and feeding on corpses. Evidence of death in the nature rarely lasts

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