Tag Archives: Alberta

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Mating Long-lipped Tiger Beetles

Photographing Long-lipped Tiger Beetles (Cicindela longilabris) at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area is now an annual event. On this occasion, (29 May 2017) the only difference is that I managed to record video of two pairs. The […]

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Scarlet Lily Leaf Beetle

  I must confess that spotting this beetle on one of our martagon lilies yesterday gave me a smile and added enough spring to my step that I could have managed the clicking-of-the-heels. This leaf […]

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Bronzed Tiger Beetle Pair

This is a common tiger beetle in Alberta, but it is the first time I have managed to photograph a mating pair. This is the same species of beetle that I photographed last fall preparing […]

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Pterostichus with prey.

This ground beetle was startled when I first leaned in to photograph it, but did not let go of its prey when it scurried off! Both the larvae and the adults in this genus are predacious, […]

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Spring in the Opal Natural Area

I had my first 2015 visit to the Opal Natural Area on Thursday, a favorite area of mine due to the diverse habitats:  jack pine forest with open areas of kinnikinnick and reindeer moss, groves […]

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Presentation at the Central Alberta Photographic Society

I spent an enjoyable evening in Red Deer yesterday, as a guest of the Central Alberta Photographic Society. I did a one-and-a-half hour presentation on Macro Nature Photography: The Joy of Bugs and other small pleasures. There […]

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Digging Tiger

Blow-out tiger beetle (Cicindela lengi versuta) digging a burrow. That is all. 29 September, On the banks of the Milk River, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta. Related articles Writing-on-Stone Polistes

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Writing-on-Stone Polistes

Continuing on the southern Alberta tour for 2014… After Waterton Lakes National Park, I moved on to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. No problem with campsites here, there is only one and weekdays–out of season–there is always […]

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