Sunday, October 23, 2011

Flower flies perform much like bees and many species look much like bees

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE October 22, 2011, photos of Syrphidae family member Helophilus sp.

To view many species of flower flies see

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fayetteville Environmental Action Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2011, agenda provided by John Coleman

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE. Click on enlargement for even closer view of tiny brown, hairy spider lurking on Ironweed at World Peace Wetland Prairie on October 9, 2011.
See you this Thursday at 5:30 in Room 111.

Agenda: 1. Introduction of new member 2. Wildlife Habitat/EAC Ordinance language 3. Resource Management Plan Update 4. Miscellaneous Items John

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

If butterflies could vote (and other beneficial insects and all wildlife) Fayetteville's sales-tax renewal would pass ON CONDITION that park mowing would be reduced while most park and other city services would be increased

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE. Click on enlargement for closer view.
Beneficial insects depend on native plants through fall. Mowing or brushhogging or burning before winter decreases populations of these and many other valuable native species.

Clouded sulphur butterfly on Grindelia (gum plant) flower Oct. 4. 2011

Monarch butterfly caterpillar on Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) Oct. 4, 2011)

Monarch butterfly on Evening Primrose on  Oct. 4, 2011, fresh from chrysalis  ready to fly to Mexico for winter

Rare fall flower on Aslcepias viridis (spider milkweed) Oct. 4, 2011, offering fresh leaves to last generation of monarch caterpillars

Pearl crescent butterfly resting on plant long past flowering stage on Oct. 4, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011