Tarantula Hawk getting down to business, photographed by Kelly Gibson.
Elephant wreckin’ the world up! Vintage matchbox art shared by Agence Eureka.
Captain Salty and Polly the dromaeosaur, my response to Marc’s dare to the paleoart world to produce an army of pirate saltasaurs. More info here, and what the heck, get postcards, greeting cards, shirts, or stickers here!
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Ruffed Grouse and Blue Jay caught on a feeder cam; photo by Tammie Haché, shared by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Snowy Owl at the World Bird Sanctuary, photo by Dan Ripplinger. See also: Snowy Owl Invasion! at 10,000 Birds.
These irruptions aren’t without danger to the owls, which are highly susceptible to aspergillosis infections. Good time to donate to raptor and other wildlife rehabbers.
#spidermonday: A grass spider in its web, found in some dark and forgotten corner of the IU Bloomington campus.
Another one for #spidermonday: A Spined Micrathena Spider I saw at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve in Monroe County, Indiana.
#spidermonday: The weird feathered dinosaur Epidexipteryx encounters a Nephila orb weaver. Cretaceous Jurassic China.
#spidermonday: Mecaphesa celer, the swift crab spider, moving its eyes. Cooler than it sounds. Video by Joe Lapp.
#spidermonday: A crab spider of the genus Mecaphesa on an aster, photographed in early October in my backyard.
#spidermonday: The crab spider Misumessus oblongus with egg sac on a Redbud leaf.
Hole-in-the-Wall Rings Trail at Mojave National Preserve.
#spidermonday: Misumessus oblongus spiderlings departing from the redbud leaf from which they were hatched.