This exquisite Luna Moth was one of thousands of insects drawn to Dr. Allen's lit sheets.

The Biodiversity B&B, Allen Acres Is Open!

Quest for Ailanthus: The Elm with Fingers and Wings

Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Dung beetles rolling along the footpath to the Rainey Lake pier at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Taken on Pentax K-1 with Pentax 100mm F 2.8 macro lens by C. Paxton

Beetle-mania, these dung beetles were on a roll!

Leaf-footed bug taken on Pentax K-1 with Pentax 100mm macro lens. C.Paxton image and copyright.

Leaf-footed Bugs

A tiny golden fly photographed with Pentax K-1 and 100mm Pentax macro lens at F8 1/250 of a second at ISO 1600 . C .Paxton image and copyright.

Macro Photography, A Golden Fly

A baby American Alligator resting in ambush for a meal of fish, frogs or whatever it can manage at Black Bayou. Monroe Louisiana.

Recipe for wonderful afternoon: Wildlife watching at Black Bayou NWR followed by frozen yoghurt from daily Press.

This beauty is a living jewel. A tree frog among the reeds at Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, Louisiana. Taken on Sigma SD1 with 70-300mm zoom at macro setting, equivalent to about 290mm on a 35mm camera. Developed from RAW in Sigma Photo Pro 5.5 then in Photo Plus 7 and boosted with Topaz Adjust. C.Paxton image and copyright,

Wild Places: Natural Jewel at Black Bayou NWR, Monroe, Louisiana

Dung Beetle riding its dung ball to ascertain that his direction to the burrow is correct. Near Farmerville, Northeast Louisiana, USA. C.Paxton photo and copyright.

Creature Feature: American Dung Beetle

Sigma SD1 and Windows 10