Tuesday, August 09, 2016

The Backyard Biodiversity Project

I've been taking photos of the creatures in our backyard for some time.  I just haven't been blogging all these fascinating animals. There is an entire amazing world out there, just hiding among the native plant installations that have thrived over the last eight years since we moved here. I want to up the ante; I'm not going to just photograph these creatures, but I'm going to do my best to learn more about the insects (with the help of bugguide.net), do my best to put names on them, and to ultimately create a massive list of all the organisms that I have photographed in my quarter acre of Worthington, Ohio. How many species will I document?  1,000?  10,000?  Probably somewhere in between...

I've found the diversity of flies to be quite incredible.  While this one was encountered in Munroe Falls Ohio during are Weekend and Grandma's adventure, I thought this was the perfect image to kick off my backyard biodiversity project.


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