Thursday, September 17, 2020

September 17, 2020


I am a male Delaware Skipper, 
If I was female I would have darker markings
I like to drink nectar from flowers
So the air still smells sweet when I'm farting.

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Sources: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Anatrytone-logan

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020


I'm known as a Bumble Bee, 
In Florida 5 species are found
We are differentiated by the pattern of black and yellow
To ID for sure, you'd have to view all the way round.

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Sources: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/bumble_bees.htm

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020

I am a male Whirlabout butterfly
If I was female, I'd be dark brown
In the afternoon you can find me perched, waiting
For a girlfriend so we can dart around. 

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Sources: https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Polites-vibex

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Monday, September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

This is known as Pickerelweed
It's found on the banks of ponds and ditches
It is well loved by butterflies and other bugs
As well as duckies, reptiles and fishes.

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Sources:  https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ornamentals/pickerel-weed.html

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 13, 2020

I am known as a Common Nighthawk,
I'm cute and my feathers are spiffy
I'm hear to tell you today is quite special
David Simpson is officially fifty.

Special thanks to today's guest photographer and birthday boy, David Simpson. Be sure to wish him a very happy 50th birthday today! 

Location:  Everglades Agricultural Area, Palm Beach County

Sources: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Nighthawk/id

Photo © 2020 David Simpson,  text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Saturday, September 12, 2020

September 12, 2020

I am some type of a Horse Fly
Determining ID is pretty hard work
But when I bite your butt while you're trying to twerk
You will call me a big stinging jerk.

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Sources: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/livestock/deer_fly.htm

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

Friday, September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020

I am known as a White Peacock butterfly,
I like to fly low to the ground.
My typical lifespan's only 1 to 4 months
So enjoy me while I am around.

Location: Fellsmere, St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park

Sources: https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Anartia_jatrophae/

Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson