Golden Garden Spider
A golden garden spider .
Ant on Queen Anne's Lace
A red ant investigates the flower tops of a Queen Anne's Lace
In an instant, a green metallic sweat bee dives into the waiting flower.
Turning and Burning
Part of keeping the preserved prairie "prairie" is a periodic burn tokeep in check the woody plants that are encroaching.
Prairie Grass Fire
Woods Prairie, Missouri burns in a restoration process.
As one team starts a fire from the farside of the prairie, another opposite rounds the corner to merge.
In just a matter of a couple of minutes this 40 acre tract of prairie was burnt out.
Making the Rounds
A honey bee makes her rounds among the flowers.
Bumble Bee with Purple Coneflower
Bumble bee searching the openings for polination.
A native Bumble Bee and Hover Fly approach a Prairie Rose.
A White admiral butterfly is caught by a crab spider as it sought nectar among the Ox-Eye Daisy.
Sampling the Pollen
A hover fly lands o sample the pollen on a Prairie rose after an early morning rain.
In a Purple Haze
A Honey bee, covered in the purple thistle pollen digs for more reward.
A hoverfly samples pollen.
A butterfly rests in a field of flowers.
Beauty in Death
Spotted in dew, a Dragonfly's wings take on a strange beauty of their own.