milkweed

 

milkweed blowing in the wind

 

This past week has been an amazing transformation into fall color here in eastern Pennsylvania.  The colors are really starting to blaze… but there are still smaller miracles happening every day.  I found a beautiful field of milkweed blowing in the wind and later discovered the little milkweed bug (a true bug known as Oncopeltus fasciatus) and her offspring hiding in the shadows!

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  1. I have been admiring milkweed for years. I must say that I have never seen anything quite like this. The brightness and clarity of this image was totally captivating as it unfolded across my screen. Contemplating the life of Oncopeltus fasciatus amidst these puffs of windborne and attached seed parachutes will entertain my thoughts for quite some time. Thanks.

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