Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nature Notes: Montana flowers


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Here are some lovely flowers from the campsite today. I went on a run this morning and discovered more flowers that I couldn't identify, so I will post them later on. I had a great run and hardly feel like I did anything. I wonder if that will catch up with me later on today.

I don't know what she is, but look to her left. That was either a dead one or well, it actually looked like a shedded skin of whatever she is. I am certain they are one and the same:

Then this fellow below (randomly generated genders) landed on my hip.



Clearly someone around here went to a fabulous school called Kansas State. There are purple and white landscaping flowers all over the place!
The daisies are beautiful and do not look haggard as they do in August in the Midwest. But these are what I called Shaggy Daisies. If you know what they really are, let me know!

9 comments:

Carver said...

So many gorgeous flowers and the little winged guy is very linteresting. Perhaps a mythical creature of some kind.

KaHolly said...

Boy, she is a curious creature, isn't she? I'll bet she just crawled out of that skin. You should send her in to BugGuide.net and see if anyone can identify her for you! I'd certainly be curious to know. Great pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'll stop by again! ~karen

KaHolly said...

I've returned, much sooner than I expected. Your bug looks a lot like a Texas Snakefly, a species of Lacewing. I looked up lacewings and found a similar photo labeled as a mantis mimic lacewing, but it was just a photo, no text.

EG Wow said...

Nice photos of the wild flowers and flying insect. It's amazing what's out there when you look closely!

NicoleB, Kuwait said...

That is one weird looking insect :D
Love it!
And the flowers are gorgeous too, I can almost smell them!

Rose said...

I saw this yesterday, or day before...sometime or other and didn't get to comment...sure wondered what the creature was. It is a strange one, and at least by having to come back I got to read the other comments and now I know.
The flowers are beautiful.

Rambling Woods said...

The purple flowers look a little like salvia which I just planted some of the native kind..That is the neatest little insect..I wonder what it is..I agree...post it on Bugguide... I just looked down the comments and Karen says snakefly.. Interesting..I am going to look that one up..Love getting an ID...Michelle

Caron said...

Let me know!

Rambling Woods said...

Sure looks like it..interesting insect....