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Tag: Critters

Even Educated Mosquito Hawks Do It

I never knew our own Nitwit trail could be such a romantic setting. I came across this Mosquito Hawk on the trail and decided to take his photo. Because of the dark setting, I had no idea he was engaged in a romantic encounter with another mosquito hawk (to the right of the photo) until […]

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Sunday Bee

Sadly it's not a macro shot. But not bad for a telephoto lens either.

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Run! It's an Alligator!

I didn’t take critterology in college, but I think this is a Northern Alligator Lizard. There are many subspecies and it is difficult to identify which one this is. Perhaps this is a Sierra Alligator Lizard. This one was found on our Nitwit trail in Santa Cruz Mountains. The feet behind it is of a […]

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Bee in a Bottle Brush

The bee obsession continues...

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Flight

Ladies and Gentleman, the Fasten Seatbelt sign has been turned on.

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Bee-Obsessed
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Borrelia-Killin' Badass

Just one more of this Borrelia-killin'' badass carrying that huge hunk of pollen. His queen better be all, “Oh baby, you da man! Nobody works it like you. Now come over here and give me a little honey.”

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Pot of Gold

How cool is this dude carrying is his pot of gold? Apitherapy (treatment from bee venom via the sting) is starting to catch on in the Lyme disease world, ever since one woman nearly died from Lyme disease but recovered quickly when she was attacked by a swarm of African Honey Bees.

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Slug Sushi

Found: one giant salamander dining on Slug Sushi at Chez Nitwit, Sentier de la Nitwit.

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Teenie Weenie

A bug so small, my naked eye could only see an unrecognizable gray speck on the flower. It’s hard to believe that a bug so much smaller than this is wreaking havoc on my own and thousands of people’s bodies and lives. When you start exploring tiny plants, animals and microorganisms, you suddenly realize how […]

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