Nature’s Insecticide

Nature’s Insecticide.
 
My post yesterday touched on our approach to insect control. Each and every insect has a role in nature’s decomposition of things. From mites, to beetles and other insects to earthworms. Through my studies, I learned how important it was to leave dead flowers standing so insects can start the breakdown process. Eventually the insects are large enough to support the predators that feed on them, in this case the Worm-eating Warbler. Prior to this past year I had only seen a Worm-eating Warbler a handful of times. This past year though, I spent many mornings photographing this spectacular bird. Hundreds if not thousands of frames. They became one of my favorites with their nearly daily visits. If you are wanting to increase the number and variety of birds you see and photograph, plant some tall flowers, like sunflowers and let them die off and dry out after blooming. The variety of Warblers gleaning the foliage for insects alone is worth it!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 6400, shutter speed of 1/125th of a second, Sirui P424S monopod and L10 head, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Sirui, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional
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