Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Here's an update to the previous article that I shared: "Q&A about research related to tropical milkweed and monarch parasites."
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 1:32 PM
Monday, January 19, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Another ladybug for the Lost Ladybug Project, found inside our house the day after Christmas. It's a non-native multicolored Asian ladybug (Harmonia axyridis). Since 2009, I have contributed beetle images to the Lost Ladybug Project. Of the eight different species I've documented, seven have been found in our Wildscape. Cool!
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 11:52 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This morning, I opened our front door and found a gift bag looped over the door knob. A present! Inside, I found two beautiful Christmas pot holders made by our friends Linda and Rosemary (they're sisters). Then at the very bottom of the bag, I spotted.....YES....a beautiful CHRISTMAS jumping spider! Well, no, that's not her real name. But she does have lovely red spots on her abdomen. From what I can figure, she's a bold jumping spider. Though she wasn't too cooperative, I did manage to get a few photos of her before I let her go outside.
So anyway, have a wonderful Christmas, y'all! Everyone here at this Texas Wildscape wishes you the very, very BEST!
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 4:09 PM
Friday, December 5, 2014
|My little point-and-shoot camera and I ventured outside this afternoon and found lots of winter color. Some of the photos aren't my best. But oh, well. Above: leadwort plumbago. Pretty!|
|'May Night' salvia|
|Green milkweed vine|
|Another turk's cap fruit|
|Bees work in the winter, too!|
|Queen on fragrant mistflower|
Posted by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers at 3:38 PM