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Another new place

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Crab Spider on Pink Evening Primrose Flower 4673

So there I was on September 4th working for the second time in a week at a new place, this one the margin of a pond between Dessau Rd. and Knowell Dr. in a recent subdivision on the Blackland Prairie in northeast Austin. At one point I noticed a couple of pink evening primrose flowers, Oenothera speciosa, that had strayed into reality several months beyond their normal time in the floral calendar here, and when I knelt to photograph one of them I found a crab spider on it. The pointy yellow structure at the bottom of the picture is the sheath that originally enclosed the flower’s bud.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 7, 2015 at 5:21 AM

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