Scudder’s Bush Katydids

This is the nymph stage of a Scudder’s Bush Katydid on a Velvet-leaf Milkweed.

Genus Scudderia - Bush Katydids
Genus Scudderia – Bush Katydids

I really love the colors during the nymph stage. When they are all grown up, they look like a big green leaf.

I am looking for a particular site that has more detailed information about this Katydid, will update when I find it.


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Dung Beetles and Wild Boar Scat (poop)

Of course I take photos of animal poop. Why? Education!

Most people wouldn’t think dung beetles on wild boar scat would be considered nature/wildlife photography but to me, it is.

Dung Beetles | July 22 | Alice Mary Herden
Dung Beetles | July 22 | Alice Mary Herden

I will do some more research about the Dung Beetle in the upcoming publication of my magazine; Florida Nature. This is going to be a very interesting subject! I would like to know about the green metallic beetle and other curious questions I have.


Link

American Germander

Monday I was cleared of an assignment, so I took off to explore the Lower Suwanee River National Wildlife Refuge.

American Germander | July 22 | Alice Mary Herden
American Germander | July 22 | Alice Mary Herden

A native wildflower, these beauties are growing everywhere at Lower Suwannee.  Nature never ceases to amaze me. The construction of these flowers is so unique.

American Germander | July 22 | Alice Mary Herden
American Germander | July 22 | Alice Mary Herden

Definitely heading back there to get more (macro) photographs.


Links:

https://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/teucrium-canadense

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=TECA3