This was my only insect photograph, a Blister Beetle of the genus Meloe (also known as an Oil Beetle), I found on the sidewalk entering the preserve.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
A Walk in the Reinstein Woods
We went for a walk to day at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, which is in a suburb of Buffalo (specifically in Cheektowaga, the "Land of the Crab Apple"). I'd never been there before, largely because until recently you could only visit on a guided tour (not that I'm not interested in taking a tour). Now the there are a couple of trails open to the unguided public. I was planning on shooting insects and spiders, but once we got there I felt tired and I could only manage to shuffle around and shoot some standard nature stuff. It was a nice early Fall day.