Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Forgotten Pet

I forgot to include Turtle in the initial "Pets" blog. She is an 8.5 year old Red-Eared Slider and she is not very nice. Check out the toenails!


I had a visit from this person last night and she is too cute!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Goodbye Kanawha Ave

It's official. My parents house is sold and they are settled in at the beach! These are from my final trip to the house- a little goodbye.

They left the Meeker bench.

And some budding roses.

And all of the friends who came "sailing" by.

But, then again, now they've got the beach!

Monday, August 28, 2006

More Wetland

Working in Belleville today. Lots of Bugs!
This is kind of a bug party

Inside of a milkweed pod

This is a type of Soldier Beetle: Pennsylvania Leather-wing (Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus)

Giant Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

Red-Legged Grasshopper?? (Melanoplus sp.)

This Monarch is missing a little piece of himself


I didn't even notice the two on the right when I was taking this.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Wedding Weekend

My aunt got married this weekend at a beautiful farm in Lewisburg, WV.

Saturday brunch at a friend's farm- Lewisburg.
I have to mention, the night before involved some alcohol and apparently something got on my lens and I didn't notice it until quite some time later, hence the smudge.

Pear trees!

The view behind the altar. Yes there were cows, and yes they were mooing :)

My brother and I.
I will also mention here that I'm not the biggest fan of posting pictures of myself and especially other people on the internet, but we are just so fabulous.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Diogi - Cathedral Falls


Other things I'd like to share

Belleville, WV

Hell Creek, WV

Blackwater River

Spring bud

Imperial Moth Caterpillar


Guess this is the "deer in the camera flash" look

Tree frog

Luna Moth


Little turtle head poking out

Zebra Swallowtail

Today, the South

Out working again today...
A little Millipede

I guess you could call this my other office

Wanna go for a dip?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I've been working in the mountains this week.... The view- Blackwater Lodge :)

This is what happens when you poke a hole in a massive ant hill.

These thistles were a poplular item.
Red-tailed hawk with 1 wing.

And Spirit, the Golden Eagle.

This place was really cool and officially in the middle of nowhere.

Standing amongst the 7ft plants, the sky was a nice sight.