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A juvenile bald eagle that I helped rescue.
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Visiting the Oregon coast.
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Enjoying North America's largest salamander, the hellbender.
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I'm a vet tech, a wildlife rehabber, and an insect enthusiast (not necessarily in that order).


Introduce Lily the cavapoo - new dog for me. A rescue who is a sweet dog. She and Beta have ...
Insectra comments on Apr 3, 2019:
I'm sorry to hear that her previous family was a bust, but I'm awfully glad she's with you now. She's a real cutie! Congratulations!
black hole
Insectra comments on Apr 11, 2019:
That didn't take long! Hahaha, it's perfect!
"Wannabe" poser
Insectra comments on Aug 8, 2018:
Great shots! The mimicry is fantastic!
Almost Spring Here! What's your favorite time of year?
Insectra comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Spring is definitely my favorite season.
Getting some wax sculptures ready to be cast in iron in 2 weeks.
Insectra comments on Feb 17, 2018:
Those are beautiful. You are very artistic.
A piece for a show.
Insectra comments on Feb 20, 2018:
Rosalia funebris (a.k.a. banded alder borer)
Insectra comments on Aug 10, 2018:
That is one heck of a nice looking Cerambycid!
Three moths on my morning screen door
Insectra comments on Sep 6, 2018:
Can't tell you what the first one is--I suck at the micros. The second one is a looper; soybean looper, I think. The last one is a beauty, the implicit arches (Lacinipolia implicata). I had one show up to a sheet on Sunday night, I just haven't had a chance to get the pics off my good camera yet. Nice finds!
Banner I did (colored pencil) for the rescue newsletter I edit. This tops the adopted dog stories.
Insectra comments on Mar 10, 2018:
It's beautiful! I love it!
Almost late getting to work tonight, I had to stop and get my dog a birthday present. I wouldn't ...
Insectra comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Excuses, excuses....
Tiger beetle.
Insectra comments on Jul 19, 2018:
Great shot! These guys are fast!
Feeling adventurous, I bought a 24lb. jackfruit that was for sale at our local (very pedestrian) ...
Insectra comments on Apr 21, 2018:
An update: breaking into a jackfruit is a time-consuming, sticky mess, BUT.... The fruit is delicious!! My dog didn't care for it but I thought it had a lovely fragrance and a flavor reminiscent of a cross between mango and bubblegum.
The moral of the story..... Don't be a fucking pansy.
Insectra comments on Mar 13, 2018:
Tree lice.
Insectra comments on Jul 19, 2018:
That's an immature planthopper.
Montana!! 3 is a selfie, though I prefer "self portrait".
Insectra comments on Nov 25, 2018:
Moth on Wall
Insectra comments on Jul 21, 2018:
It looks like Anavitrinella pampinaria whose common name is just "common grey", I believe.
Glitter, glitter! No filters.
Insectra comments on Oct 4, 2018:
Very cool shot!
Hummingbird Clearing Moth posing on some Butterfly Milkweed. These guys seldom sit still like this
Insectra comments on Jul 9, 2018:
The last time I saw one sitting still out was in the grasp of a large crab spider.
Those who prefer to graze their dinner may be offended by this post.
Insectra comments on Mar 11, 2018:
But I thought Alf ate cats.... And they're obligate carnivores! ;)
Who invented King Arthur's round table? Sir Cumference!
Insectra comments on Mar 11, 2018:
Robot Chicken has a different take on that....
I have Cecropias on my Pussywillows!! :) Also, Black Swallowtail on Fennel Interesting little ...
Insectra comments on Jul 28, 2019:
Your spider looks like something in the genus Araneus. Possibly a young diadematus.
It's been years since I lived with Boxelder bugs. The two I've found this week didn't recover from ...
Insectra comments on Mar 9, 2018:
I can send you a bunch if your supply is low, lol!
While standing in a grassy area right by our local Panera this afternoon, I felt something on my ...
Insectra comments on Aug 12, 2018:
That's a female Dynastes tityus. Big and formidable looking (though the male is even more formidable!), but harmless to humans and a fruit eater.
WD mid season starts up in one week.. who's a WD fan?
Insectra comments on Feb 18, 2018:
WD? Pardon me if I'm being obtuse.
Two nuns in the bath. One says, "Where's the soap?". The other nun replied, "Yeah, it does, doesn't ...
Insectra comments on Mar 9, 2018:
Okay, maybe it's late, maybe I'm just obtuse.....I don't get it at all.
Moth Magnet. Hoya carnosa
Insectra comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Is yours outside? Is it hardy? I have 5 indoors, but they climb all over the place and I've never thought to take them outside.
I like applique. I enjoy finding fabrics to give the piece as realistic a look as possible. This ...
Insectra comments on Mar 25, 2018:
Very nice.
Globe Thistle with Bees Silver Spotted Skipper Red Admiral Unknown Moth Long Legged Fly
Insectra comments on Jul 27, 2018:
The moth is the green leuconycta (Leuconycta diphteroides).
I wasn't fast enough to get photos, but I saw a pair of indigo buntings today. They aren't common at...
Insectra comments on May 17, 2018:
I'm in the same boat! I keep seeing them, but I'm not fast enough to get a pic.
Just a few from work today. Fall is definitely in the air, flying by. I know a few of these, but ...
Insectra comments on Sep 16, 2018:
I can tell you great blue heron and white crowned sparrow. I'm terrible with my shorebirds, though. Especially if they're not in breeding plumage.
I started this quilt about 30 years ago. Finished it a few months ago. I think the photo will show...
Insectra comments on Mar 27, 2018:
Oooh, BEAUTIFUL! Log Cabin is my favorite quilt pattern.
Some Nature shots from around town
Insectra comments on Sep 16, 2018:
Peck's skippers (the pair, I mean)?
Does anyone crochet? Need some new ideas
Insectra comments on Mar 24, 2018:
I love to crochet, but I'm a foul-weather crocheter. Right now the ducks are migrating and crocheting has lost out to bird-watching.
Does anyone crochet? Need some new ideas
Insectra comments on Mar 24, 2018:
I love to crochet, but I'm a foul-weather crocheter. Right now the ducks are migrating and crocheting has lost out to bird-watching.
Not a meme...found this in the news.
Insectra comments on Aug 24, 2019:
That's adorable!
Hi. We have 5 dogs and a bird :-) 2 Afghan hounds, a German shorthair, an Irish Water Spaniel, and...
Insectra comments on Feb 22, 2018:
What kind of bird?
Insectra, I have a question for you: Do Cecropia caterpillars purge their gut before crawling off ...
Insectra comments on Sep 2, 2018:
Sure do!
Insectra, you may know this one...
Insectra comments on Jul 18, 2018:
Any yellow on it at all? It looks like a Spilosoma sp., but they're hard for me to tell apart.
Not a fantastic pic, but this is the view when I walk out of my office at my new job. Doesn't suck. ...
Insectra comments on Jun 20, 2018:
Wow! Beautiful!
His default sleeping position.
Insectra comments on Feb 14, 2018:
Pic? Or am I missing it?
Some of my critters.
Insectra comments on Apr 6, 2018:
I love Tokays! I had one for 13 years. Best, bitey-est lizard ever!
All I need is my flag, my little blue blankie, and my overly-long power necktie.....
Insectra comments on Mar 12, 2018:
And this thermos!
Here's an example of my wheel thrown pottery. A stoneware bowl about 6" across.
Insectra comments on Feb 16, 2018:
I really like the design!
Moth and Harvestman
Insectra comments on Aug 22, 2018:
I have been corrected by the baddest moth-er I know. That's a sharp-angled carpet (Euphya intermediata), not a variable carpet.
We have been having lots of rain for the last week, so The big hatch of butterflies are all trying ...
Insectra comments on Sep 11, 2018:
You must have some Passiflora vines around! Beautiful butterfly❤.
This shot impressed me, lol
Insectra comments on Sep 12, 2018:
Very impressive!
I think this was a skipper on anise flower.
Insectra comments on Jul 7, 2018:
From this pic it looks like a silver spotted skipper. :)
Some of yesterday's festivities 1&2, Monarch on Asclepias sullivantii, an uncommon Milkweed ...
Insectra comments on Jul 17, 2018:
I had to Google A. sullivantii. What a nice looking plant! Is that native where you are or are you just cultivating it for a butterfly garden?
Some shots from around the garden today... Male Monarch setting up territory in my yard Nest of ...
Insectra comments on May 26, 2019:
Beautiful, as always! I really enjoy your butterfly photos.
Does anyone know what bird this is? Photo taken in Canatara Park, Sarnia, Ontario
Insectra comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Great pic!
My most recent guest, a Giant Leopard Moth. I have seen many of these caterpillars but this was my ...
Insectra comments on May 3, 2018:
Do you run lights to attract them, too?
Yay, I'm gonna be a dad !!!
Insectra comments on Mar 28, 2018:
Oh yeah!
My babies.. KodaBear and Luna
Insectra comments on Mar 27, 2019:
They are great looking dogs! Those blue eyes are stunning!
Red Buds and not catching fish with my little fat buddy! Video is from the Conasauga River on The ...
Insectra comments on Apr 1, 2018:
Very nice! What's your buddy's name? That looks like a good dog!
Face off (No Thanks!)!
Insectra comments on May 31, 2018:
That's the oldest trick in the book!
Insectra comments on Mar 3, 2018:
Awwww, but she's a constrictor. Don't stereotype! ;)
Remember This
Insectra comments on Jul 14, 2018:
That's my mantra before work most days.
See - it's fine!
Insectra comments on Aug 26, 2018:
Sounds about right. Ugh.
Oh my goodness!
Insectra comments on Jul 10, 2018:
I'll help pick up!
Seems everyone in the county knows that we take odd rescues! Today 2 large, cuddly white rats! ...
Insectra comments on May 26, 2018:
They are are cute! I love pet ratties!
Insectra comments on Mar 2, 2018:
And when that's not enough....
Sounds about right
Insectra comments on Apr 7, 2018:
High five!
A few years back, my daughter worked as a waitress in a cafe. During Halloween week, they wanted ...
Insectra comments on Feb 23, 2018:
Wow! Great work, great effects!
I shared Roxie last week and wanted to share my senior pup, Winston Churchill aka Winston the ...
Insectra comments on Apr 1, 2019:
He's beautiful ❤
Follow your dreams
Insectra comments on Mar 2, 2018:
Dreams are for suckers.
I got the canoe out today at Raccoon Creek State Park, only had a cell phone camera, but saw this ...
Insectra comments on Sep 22, 2018:
Great job photographing some wary birds! Especially the heron. Those guys seem to be so spooky most of the time.
Here's your sign
Insectra comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Let's stick with the "asshole" theme for a spell...
Insectra comments on Mar 5, 2018:
Not directed at you, but I thought you might appreciate it.
A single snow goose that's hanging out with a big flock of Canada geese. I wonder where his buddies...
Insectra comments on Mar 8, 2018:
(not pictured: the big flock of Canada geese, lol)


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A juvenile bald eagle that I helped rescue.
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Visiting the Oregon coast.
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Enjoying North America's largest salamander, the hellbender.
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My best duck friend: the late, great, Foxy.
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Attending to newborn a French bulldog puppy, after a C-section, at work.
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Halloween theme costume: monarch life cycle. Squill is the caterpillar, Moxie is the pupa, and I'm the butterfly.
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Moxie got tired of swimming.
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Did I mention I love pigeons?
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My first wild corn snake ❤. Found, photographed, and returned to La Chua Trail, Payne's Prairie, Florida.
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Archer isn't thrilled about being involved in my selfie.
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A Luna moth at a night-lighting set up.
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Hunting insects on Spruce Knob in West Virginia.
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One of the little piglets I'm taking care of at my current farm-sitting job.
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