Nature in the Ozarks

Friday, August 05, 2016

Antlion (Glenurus gratus)



Antlion 
(Glenurus gratus)

While most antlion larvae live in soil and construct the familiar funnel-shaped ant traps, Glenurus gratus larvae live in tree holes among the wood dust and other organic detritus.  They feed on assorted insects such as termites, beetle larvae, and ants.  (University of Florida)

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Porch Rat



Yes, squirrels are pests, and the speed at which they empty bird feeders can be infuriating, but how can you hate such a cute little critter?

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata)



Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata) 

One of the more common early spring wildflowers in the Ozarks.


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