Bugs at the End of Summer

Howdy, BugFans, The Autumnal Equinox is fast upon us, alas, and even though it was a very hot one, the BugLady would like to push that Restart button and go back to the beginning of August. Failing that, here are… Read more

Midsummer Memories I

Howdy, BugFans, Last year the BugLady had so many midsummer stories to tell that she wrote one episode about dragonflies, and a second about “other” (because as seasoned BugFans know (well) her camera gravitates to dragons and damsels). She’s got… Read more

Wetland Homage II – Water Treader

Note: Most link leaves to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, The celebration of American Wetlands Month continues. We’ve all seen the list of wetland benefits – wetlands recharge groundwater, protect us from floods by trapping water and releasing it slowly, improve… Read more

Variegated Meadowhawk Redux

Note: Most links leave to external sites. Salutations, BugFans, Variegated Meadowhawks started appearing in the state from the south and southwest in mid-April this year. Their appearances were brief – they have places to go – but they leave eggs… Read more

Cruiser Dragonflies

When the BugLady asked BugFan Freda what she should write about for BOTW#700 (!!!), the answer, not surprisingly, was dragonflies. In this case, a very cool family of dragonflies that the BugLady hasn’t seen yet, but that Freda has photographed.

Cyrano Darner Dragonfly

Howdy, BugFans, It’s time for a dragonfly. In fact, it’s past time for a dragonfly. The BugLady has not seen this species yet (BugFan Freda has, and she contributed her pictures. Thanks, Freda) but she’s looking forward to the end… Read more

The Twelve Bugs of Christmas 2022

Note: Some links leave to external sites. Greetings of the Season, BugFans, Wow! The 10th annual installment of The Twelve (or Thirteen) Bugs of Christmas! The Bugs of Christmas features shots, taken throughout the year, of insects and spiders who… Read more

River Jewelwing Damselfly

Note: All links leave to external sites. Greetings, BugFans, The BugLady has seen a few River Jewelwings over the years, but this summer, one finally sat still long enough for her to get some pictures. River Jewelwings are not quite… Read more