Visitors 45
Modified 18-Aug-12
Created 18-Aug-12
26 photos

Looking for ants, we found spiders (a Tarantula, a Banded Garden Spider, and another one); a moth & a pupa; plants; and lichen. And a few ants, dead & alive. And we got to wear spiffy Tyvek suits!
Dressed for the HuntDressed for the HuntAnt Seeker, SmilingTarantulaTarantula up CloseTarantula from AboveLichen on Serpentine RockLeaves & Acorn of Leather Oak (Quercus durata durata) (?)Leaves & Acorns of Leather Oak (Quercus durata durata) (?)AntsBanded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) (?)Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) (?)Abdomen of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) (?)Larva of Butterfly or MothDead AntHarvester Ant (Messor andrei)Harvester Ant (Messor andrei)PlantMoth on Thistle FlowerMoth on Thistle Flower (Close View)