NaturalistWeekly.com is trying its hand at nature photography. We started an Instagram account with the goal capturing those everyday moments of nature connection. With a quick photo and some research, we hope to expand our understanding of the world around us.
Here are four of my favorite photos from IG last week. Enjoy!
White Spring Moth:
I am pretty sure that this little guy is a White Spring Moth. I found him sitting on a blade of grass as I was out with my dogs one morning. I was very happy that he sat and posed for me.
Purple and White Petunias
This flowers are sitting on our deck. Many thanks to Sallie for keeping the gardens going.
The Musk Mallow
The Musk Mallow, or Malva moschata, was once used by the ancient Greeks to decorate the graves of trusted friends. Although I wasn’t able to find the exact reason for this, it is thought that the flower had a divine connection to Venus the Greek goddess of love.
Veratrum viride, or False Hellebore, is a species native to eastern and western North America. It is toxic and will cause vomiting and respiratory issues if ingested.
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