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Backyard Birds & Bugs

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While I love going places, God provides lots of fascinating wildlife just outside our cabin.

 

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The goldfinches are having a heyday with the sunflower seeds...

 


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A cute grasshopper just hanging out in the sunshine...

 

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I know not everyone is a fan of spiders (including me), but I don't mind these argiope garden spiders...they make beautiful webs and they eat flies and mosquitoes. 

 


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There are 3 argiopes in this photo (can you find all 3?)...wondering if they decided to join forces and webs to increase their food opportunities.  God's nature is amazing like that!

 


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There are several different argiope varieties with different markings, but they are all pretty cool.  In a spidery sort of way...

 

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One of the more unique birds hanging around our backyard this summer, a woodpecker-type which we think might be a juvenile flicker...

 


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This robin's nest on our front porch has fledged 2 sets of babies this season....

 


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The monarchs were late arriving in Indiana this year, but they are plentiful now munching on our milkweed...

 

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This adorable little blue butterfly entertained us on the porch one afternoon...

 

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...taking a liking to Kassie toes and fingers!



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Those are Kaden's hands...the butterfly wisely is not sticking around there for long!

 

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Probably the most exciting backyard bird encounter this year was our first bluebird experience!  After the first babies died due to unseasonably frigid temperatures in May, our pair did rear another brood.  I don't know how many survived, but I did grab a quick shot of this one little fella just before he fledged.

 

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I'm getting a hankering to travel again, but let me not take for granted the amazing wildlife God places in my world every day...

...my backyard birds and bugs.

 

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