Tag Archives: winter

Toothed fungus

Toothed fungus emerging from a dead tree in late winter. I really enjoy a tiny fungus that’s just getting started because you can see the small details that are lost in photographs of larger specimens. For this one, it’s all … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snow midge with yellow halteres

Here’s a snow midge I found a few days ago at Hildacy Farm Preserve. I’m not positive about the species, but perhaps Diamesa nivoriunda. I only saw one, but related members of the genus are reported to swarm during the … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Small winter stonefly

I was out looking for the elusive snow fly yesterday but found this, instead: an eastern stonefly (Allocapnia recta), a member of the Capniidae (small winter stoneflies). At least that’s what I think it is. Larvae are active during the … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, Education, Photography, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment