Lincoln: Wilderness park

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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Jacky spotted a leafhopper on my camera strap. With a certain amount of twisting and turning, I was able to point the camera at its own strap.

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This morning, Jacky and I met Loren and hiked Wilderness park.

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In contrast to yesterday’s open, windy grassland prairie, today’s hike was forested, full of poison ivy and other low ground cover, and replete with mosquitoes.

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As always, we kept an eye out for small animals, and even found a few.

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One of the high points was the nest of spider hatchlings.

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The black dots are eyes; it’s easy to see four and, depending on your imagination, six or maybe even more.

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Here (above) we see four main eyes and a pair of running lights on the side.

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The wolf spider has two headlights, four parking lights, and two rear-window lights. It’s hard to sneak up on a spider!

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I thought this bee was terrific, as it hugs itself onto the flower.

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But the real discovery of the day was harvestmen. I have been watching for them constantly, but these are the first I have seen in Nebraska. There were so many that I eventually stopped photographing each new one we came across. Nice!

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We came back into town for a quick fast-food lunch, then went our separate ways for the afternoon. We’ll meet Loren’s new wife Sandra at their house this evening, along with Allison.

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One Response to “Lincoln: Wilderness park”

  1. karmami Says:

    Great capture of nature at work

    Like

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