Woolly Bear Caterpillar Predicts End of the World

The end of days, Ragnarök, Armageddon, the apocalypse… we’ve all heard the predictions of a catastrophic end-of-the-world scenario, or at least the end of the world as we know it. The biblical Book of Revelation predicted it. The Mayan Calendar …

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The Whimsical Wait for a Colorful Spring

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Today is a whimsical day. Looking out at the rare Georgia snow, I am ready for the mellow days of Spring. My sweatpants are neon zebra-striped fuzzies in lime green, hot pink, lemon yellow, royal blue, black, white, and psychedelic …

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Kindle Unlimited Nature Books

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Authors are having a love-hate relationship with Kindle Unlimited. Some are seeing increased sales from it, while others are reporting massive declines. Readers, however, are loving it. Kindle Unlimited offers yet another price-point option for reading books. Those of us …

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Drunken Stinging Wasp

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If you’re planning a hike along a path called Bumblebee Ridge, don’t wear flowery lotion or perfume. Yes, I did it and I won’t do it again! It was our 6th wedding anniversary and we were hiking in FDR State …

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Robber Fly Cannibal

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It was a beautiful fall day in Georgia when a hummingbird startled me by buzzing my head. We had a colony of hummingbirds as we regularly fed them but they never buzzed my head unless I was standing near their …

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Dung Beetle Myths

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The universe does provide and it leads you along interesting paths if you let it. We found a dead beetle. It was gigantic so it was potential fodder for the blog. It was in pristine condition for photos so I …

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Fuzzy White Caterpillar

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Some bugs are easy to identify such as the Saddleback Caterpillar and Cow Killer Wasp, others are more difficult to identify such as this fuzzy white caterpillar. All four photos are of the same caterpillar from different angles and against …

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Stung by a Saddleback Caterpillar

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We encountered our first Saddleback Caterpillar two years ago. We turned the caterpillar into a photo opp and added him to the blog after doing some research and finding out how nasty his stingers could be. Thankfully we had not …

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Lime Green and Brown Saddleback Caterpillar

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Only in Georgia do you find every manner of bizarre and nasty bug imaginable and our one acre seemed to house the worst of them. We’d found two inch long dung beetles, scorpions, black widows, cow killer wasps, fire ants, …

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Giant, Scary Hairy Ants

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You don’t have to go to the Amazon jungle to find strange and bizarre creatures. They might be living in your own backyard. The state of Georgia has an abundance of giant bugs, creepy bugs, nasty bugs and cool bugs. …

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