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I was sitting out on the front deck watching the birds when I was startled by this spider who started crossing a single strand of web connected from the table to my chair. I moved the chair and then started taking pictures. After a bunch of mostly shadowed photos, the spider dropped down and dangled in the sunlight for a few shots.

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The spider was last seen on the other side of the porch dangling from MJ's chair, which she has refused to sit in since. 

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I was walking amongst the apple trees yesterday looking for warblers when I noticed a large number of wasps coming and going from a single apple they had hollowed out.

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A different angle that shows three, of at least four or more, that were deep inside.

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1 hour ago, cooldood said:

Looks like deer rub to me.  

My first thought was elk as the rub was over 6' high and there was a ton of other sign nearby but can antlers explain those parallel grooves?  Or maybe multiple sp sharing the same tree?

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On 10/9/2022 at 1:54 PM, SirVive said:

My 4 year old discovered it - or should I say her hand discovered it before her eyes did - and then her shreek announced the fact ??

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On 10/15/2022 at 5:13 AM, Kevin said:

What is it?

Appears to be a Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar (genus Papilio)

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3 minutes ago, aveschapinas said:

Man, you ARE old! Not that one; much worse...

I'm not THAT old, I just made an old guy mistake. I thought that there was a connection to your "Suzie" name suggestion and the mention of the song stuck in your head. I was drawing a blank on what song you were referring to so I turned to Google for "Suzie" song suggestions. The results I posted just make me look old.....and show that I have better taste in music than you do. :classic_tongue:

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9 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

The results I posted just make me look old.....and show that I have better taste in music than you do. :classic_tongue:

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

And I don't see how not wanting the amorous muskrats stuck in my head reflects badly on my taste in music! I'd prefer the sleeping little Suzie, but the whole point is that neither one is part of my usual mental repertoire ? 

(And the connection was a MUSKRAT named Sam, which led to Susie the muskrat...)

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