Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ink Cap

Black drawing ink used to be made from this
mushroom  by boiling the black 'ink' from the cap
 with a small amount of  water and cloves. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Not a Spider

Harvestmen known as Daddy-long-legs are members
of the spider family but they are not true spiders.
True spiders have two body segments and venomous
fangs. Grand-daddy-longs-legs do not. We played with
them as children and would catch them and ask them
to point in the direction where the cows were.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Butterfly Delight

This little beauty delighted me by being so interested
in my foot and leg. It spent quite a bit of time 'tasting'.
I think the undersides of it's wings are gorgeous and 
the antenna are really neat.