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Not sure yet, but I think these may be Painted Ladies or Silvery Checkerspot. Found on black eyed Susan and coneflowers. There are now about 30 in the box!
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A "walking stick", as I've heard some people refer to them, in the forsythia.
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Dunlapsville, Indiana

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This little guy thinks I can’t see him. He has positioned himself to appear as an extension of the little branch he is sitting on, nice try! #small #pine #squirrel #tree #moss #camouflage #nature #outdoorlife #digthedunes #varmit #chickaree #indiananature #august #summer #indiana #naturelover #happyme

Sunset Hill Farm County Park

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A end of the year Tetraopes annulatus. As the milkweed goes, so do they. #insectagram #instainsect #indiananature #insects_of_our_world #coleoptera #cerembycidae #longhornbeetle #entomology


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Some very pretty, delicate, and as yet, unidentified little fungi.

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Out exploring our local nature center again today. Lots of monarch’s around this year, which is great to see. Overall it’s been a great summer for all local species of Lepidopterans. We need these beautiful pollinators; and friendly, patients subjects such as this one. #butterflies #monarchbutterfly #lepidoptera #indiana

Rushville, Indiana

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Lycoperdon sp.
There are many edible varieties of puffball. I've had a bit of trouble identifying this variety past its genus.
Green's Bluff Nature Preserve, Summer '18
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Spencer, Indiana

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The Boss! Adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbird protecting his feeder:) Hummingbirds are currently migrating through our state. The adults go first followed by the hatch year birds. So expect lots of activity at your feeders! New birds will be moving through daily. Keep those feeders clean with fresh sugar water. 4 cups water to 1 cup white sugar, no red dye! Photo credit @sharmac #indianawildlife #marygraybirdsanctuary #indiana #indiananature #indianabirds #rubythroatedhummingbird #hummingbird #hummingbirdmigration #nature_perfection #hummingbirdsofinstagram


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Forgot to post this cutie the other day. My spider ID skills are non-existent, but it looks like Platycryptus undatus (tan jumping spider)to me, if I can trust the internet. Correct me, spider experts! #latergram #spiders #spidersofinstagram #spidersofindiana #indiananature #socute #littlethingsthatruntheworld


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ᴛʜᴇ ᴘᴏᴇᴛʀʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ ɪs ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ.
- ᴊᴏʜɴ ᴋᴇᴀᴛs
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📸 ᴄᴀɴᴏɴ ᴇᴏs ʀᴇʙᴇʟ sʟ𝟸.
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Morocco, Indiana

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Come outta your shell!

Milligan Park

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It cannot be denied that the honey bee is the greatest pollinating machine when it comes to agriculture. Their large perennial colonies can be moved to wherever they are needed and they can communicate direction and distance from the hive to nectar sources. Honey bees also practice flower fidelity which makes them very efficient pollinators. Flower fidelity is the habit of concentrating on one specific species of flower when gathering and transferring pollen even though the insect is attracted to a large variety of flowers.
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Honey bees are also excellent at finding the most abundant and sweetest source of nectar near the colony. Scouts communicate information about the source to their brood with what is called “dance language”. Even in the darkness of the hive, the direction in which a bee is dancing can be easily followed by other worker bees and the odor of the nectar that the dancer provides gives the followers a clue as to what kind of flower the dancer has found.
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