Remembering a January 2014 visit to ORCA with Sam to see the bees. At the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area today where I shot more bees on privet. And Sam enjoyed the warm Sun in the cool, winter air.
Remembering more fond memories from the Crab Program photography shoots, which turned into a wonderful presentation for Halloween! My fascination with Ocypode quadrata continues with various shots of Ghost Crabs on the beach after a gold-tinged sunset. Ghost Crabs can see 360-degrees around with their eyestalks, except for directly overhead, so this Ghost Crab may not have a good view of me looming overhead with the camera. On the other hand, this Crab can clearly see me taking a picture […]
Flashback Friday: A look back at when I was in the midst of photographing the crab program. This week’s Supermoon has spurred the annual migration of Blue Land Crabs from their burrows inland to release their eggs into the ocean. According to the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension: “Blue land crabs reach sexual maturity in approximately 4 years. Peak reproductive activity occurs during full moons in summer. After mating, an adult female lays her eggs but carries the egg mass […]
Remembering the Golden Silk Spider and her mate at ORCA. The female Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) that lives at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area behind the office has become a favorite daily stop to see what she is up to. Lately she has had the attentions of a male Golden Silk Spider lurking around on her web. The dramatic size difference between the two sexes is evident in this photo. The female Golden Silk Spider is gigantic compared with […]