Spring Photos – Turtles, Mayapples, and Insects, Oh My!

Large unripe fruit of the May Apple, Podophyllum peltatum

Large unripe fruit of the May Apple, Podophyllum peltatum

Eastern Box Turtle. Female by tell of eye color and flatness of plastron (bottom shell area). Copyright The Roaming Naturalist.

Eastern Box Turtle. Female by tell of eye color and flatness of plastron (bottom shell area). Copyright The Roaming Naturalist.

My red potatoes are flowering! Grown in a 5 gallon bucket. Copyright The Roaming Naturalist.

My red potatoes are flowering! Grown in a 5 gallon bucket. Copyright The Roaming Naturalist.

Another Eastern Box Turtle, obviously trying to take over the world. Ranger photo, Maryland Park Service.

Not sure of the common name - found "leather beetle" or "horned passalus." Odontotaenius disjunctus. Either way, huge. Photo courtesy of Ranger S. Andrucyk, Maryland Park Service.

Not sure of the common name – found “leather beetle” or “horned passalus.” Odontotaenius disjunctus. Either way, huge. Photo courtesy of Ranger S. Andrucyk, Maryland Park Service.

Luna Moth, courtesy of Ranger S. Andrucyk, Maryland Park Service.

Luna Moth, courtesy of Ranger S. Andrucyk, Maryland Park Service.

White Ermine Moth, Spilosoma lubricipeda. Photo courtesy of Ranger S. Andrucyk, Maryland Park Service.

White Ermine Moth, Spilosoma lubricipeda. Photo courtesy of Ranger S. Andrucyk, Maryland Park Service.

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Watchful eye. Eastern Box Turtle. Copyright The Roaming Naturalist.

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Posted on June 15, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Good Monday morning!

    Hope you had an excellent weekend. These are some lovely photos of nature at its best. I love how things come in such a wondrous variety of shapes sizes and colors. From the delicate nature of the flying insects and plants to the rugged nature of the lovely turtles shown here. All awesome and specialized in their own unique and special ways.

    So let me guess you are an outdoor one with nature kinda person, am I right? Everything points that way. Anyhow awesome stuff thanks for posting these things so I can always remember how awesome nature is and why I love it so much. Dirt under the nails, stuff in hair from wandering through the woods, and all kinds of interesting, sights, smells, and sounds to be heard. I am lucky in that I live out in the country and just have stop step out my front door to see all kinds of cool things and then wander down to the river to see even more stuff.

    Take care lovely nature lover and have an excellent day. May you continue to find cool things to show us and blog about. Also may you never lose your interest or lust for things of this nature.

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