Wild Westhampton

…nature in the Hamptons…

The Ant with the Dirt Clod

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Just to give you a sense of scale, the giant rock the ant is on is actually just a piece of gravel.

The Ant with the Dirt Clod
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

June 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

The Dragonfly on the Antenna (Part III)

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The Dragonfly on the Antenna (Part III)
26 June 2010
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 30, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Stamen of a Dandelion

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Stamen of a Dandelion
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 30, 2011 at 10:47 am

The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part III)

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The Black Crowned Night Heron (Part III)
15 June 2010
Dune Rd, East Quogue, NY

The Ants in the Dirt

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The Ants in the Dirt
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 29, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Teeny Tiny Bug on the Clover

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Yup, that’s some kind of insect. Nope, I didn’t know that when I was taking the picture — I was just trying to test out the new lens on a bit of clover. I didn’t see the bug til I was looking at the images on the computer.

(Please note: with the use of the term “bug” I don’t mean to step on any entomologist’s toes. I am simply not well versed enough in insects to know whether this is a true bug or not. There’s a really great discussion that went down over at Myrmecos.net if you want to get into that sort of thing.

The Teeny Tiny Bug on the Clover
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 28, 2011 at 10:52 am

The Eyes of the Spider

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I can’t be 100% sure, but I think this is a kind of jumping spider. Up close, I found him to be gorgeous, but alas, he didn’t feel the same about me. Or maybe it was my camera — he kept backing up, shy to the last.

The Eyes of the Spider
03 May 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Egret Over the Water

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The Egret Over the Water
01 July 2010
Tiana, East Quogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm

The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part III)

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The Darner on the Hydrangea (Part III)
05 July 2010
Quiogue, NY

The Butterfly on the Cherry Tree

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Imagine my surprise when I went out to take photos of the new blossoms around town, and found a butterfly instead. Now, my mortal enemies though they may be, even I have to admit this one is kind of pretty. (You can’t see it from this photo, but unfolded, its wings were a very brilliant blue.)

(The butterfly identification site I usually seems to be down.)

The Butterfly on the Cherry Tree
24 April 2011
Quiogue, NY

Written by Allison Frost

May 25, 2011 at 10:49 am