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Insect photos

Spring flight.

Sunday afternoon, I caught a colony of ants launching themselves from shelf fungi for a mating flight.

Tiger beetle.

A tiger beetle flew from sunpatch to sunpatch in the floodplain.

Water strider and shadow.

Wading down the creek, I was captivated by water strider shadows.

Shelf fungus against the sky.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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