Posted in Bugs

Whirligig Beetles

The video below shows a group of Whirligig Beetles that I filmed swimming on the water's surface at Hoover Mudflats. They are called "whirligig" beetles because of the way they whirl around in circles when disturbed as seen near the end of this short video. Direct link to video: When I first saw these, I had no idea what I was looking at. Since then I've learned quite a bit about them, and they are fascinating little critters. Below is a photo one in profile Read more ➜
Posted in Links

Back from vacation

Bob and I just got back yesterday from a hiking vacation in southern Ohio. We were gone for a little over a week, and we took a zillion photos. No doubt a few of them will end up here. But for now I want to share a little video that I filmed while Bob was driving between Fort Hill and the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. It's just a look at the countryside in rural Ross County that seemed so pretty and peaceful. Direct link to video: While we were vacationing Read more ➜