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Urban Wildlife Guide Secret lives of urban animals, birds, and insects

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Urban Wildlife Guide · 1d ago

Another Bubbling Fly

I saw this fly today while walking in a park in Moorestown, New Jersey. Click to enlarge and you will see that it is blowing a bubble. As I watched, it blew the bubble about twice as large a...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1W ago

Happy Columbus Day!

A holiday is a good time for a day trip to the country. Seems like Autumn is coming slowly and subtly this year, yet cicadas are calling loudly and there's a constant hum of crickets in the ...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2W ago

Carnivorous Plant Edition

I've been in the New Jersey pine barrens a few times recently, at Whitesbog in Browns Mills and at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. While I was there I saw three kinds of delightful carnivorou...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 3W ago

Autumn has begun!

A mockingbird with persimmons. Click to enlarge.I'd like to think that if Walt Whitman were here right now, he'd say: "Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,  Give...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Insects at Work

This week I noticed a lot of insects working. The honeybee above, for instance, is checking for pollen or nectar in a touch-me-not blossom. Click on the photos to enlarge.I also saw a few in...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Summer Azure

I was walking on the sandy shore of the Delaware River in South Jersey right across from Philadelphia when I noticed this little butterfly sitting on a shell. The butterfly is the summer azu...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Happy Labor Day!

Have a wonderful holiday. Maybe make like this Zebra at the Cape May County Zoo and put your hooves in the air like you just don't care? Click to enlarge. 
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

Monarch Caterpillar

I cannot let the summer end without sharing at least one lovely monarch caterpillar, Danaus plexippus. Monarch caterpillars are not very hard to find; just slowly examine a few milkweed plan...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 1M ago

More Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars

I wrote about milkweed tussock moth caterpillars last week -- Euchaetes egle, remember? And I keep seeing them. Look at all these guys! This must be the tastiest leaf on the milkweed plant. ...
Urban Wildlife Guide · 2M ago

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar

I was looking at milkweed tussock moth caterpillars, Euchaetes egle, last week as they were eating milkweed leaves. This is the other caterpillar commonly found on milkweeds, in addition to ...