Further shots from Island View Beach

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I wish I had a Weekend Expedition all shot and set up to show you, but the truth is I have been lying in bed all weekend, sick with a really bad cold. I attribute this to too much human contact at last week’s Bug Day!

Instead, here are some other, non-pinup, shots I took last week during fieldwork at Island View Beach.

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A Tachinid fly waking up dewy at dawn.

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Another view of Lycaena helloides, also called the Purplish Copper.

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Termites in their tunnel.

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A large cricket.

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A female slender meadow katydid, Conocephalus fasciatus.

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Wish they were all so colorful!

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Sexual termite

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An ichneumonid searching a flower

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Ravens coming up the beach

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This big peregrine falcon flew over Catherine’s head. This is a passage bird, a first-year bird on its first migration.

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A male Giant House Spider on the prowl.

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A female Wolf Spider under a log.

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Here is what we were there to study: a male black widow, out walking the beach looking for a mate.