10/16/2011 – Eagle Creek Park

Ahh, there’s nothing quite like a nice trip to Eagle Creek on a crisp fall day is there? The perfect union of water and sky and greenery.

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Poor frozen caterpillar feet. Note the ice crystals. 😦

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And I’m not honestly sure what this guy is but he was among the booty that I brought back in the specimen jars from the trip.

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Back when the sun used to come out.

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It’s funny to look at the ways in which man differs from nature in construction of things. Nature is always elegant, efficient… well, usually. Man builds rigidly, full of empty space. This plumbing(?) apparatus is in the middle of the woods. Truly this is an urban park complete with acres and acres of nature all neatly plumbed and wired for lights.

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It even has a Dr. Zappy label on the side.

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I found this remnant of the previous season rather…. gripping?

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And there was a last minute orgy among some species.

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Not at all certain what these creatures are. This one has an odd bubble on his wing casing that I would suspect shouldn’t be there. Someone’s going to be someone else’s lunch once that thing hatches, I’m afraid.

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And we close with some seed casings designed to carry these messengers of life far into the forest. Or, adapted to human use, designed to keep old men’s shoes on their feet.

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3 responses to “10/16/2011 – Eagle Creek Park

  1. Eagle Creek looks like a great place, and you’ve got some incredible macros of insects. Very sad about the frozen caterpillar. And I do like the shallow depth of field on the gripping remnant. 🙂

  2. Those orange red/black bugs are milkweed bugs. I know them all too well from mamy science labs where students bred and observed them in a classroom habitat for weeks at a time.
    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_milkweed_bug

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