Isn't this an odd but rather beautiful insect? We found it up Mill Creek canyon. I should have included something for scale, as it was at least 3 cm long. Dad said he believed it was an ichneumon fly. I had never seen one before It crawled up my shirt, and tickled me.
I am a keen amateur photographer, an avid traveler, a dedicated researcher. My main area of interest is the European middle ages although I like history and culture, especially social history, of all eras and regions. I am especially fond of good architecture and I am really, really fond of reptiles.
I usually post this blog to share highlights from my travels with family and friends. If you are a potential friend wandering by, you are welcome; any of my art or nature images posted here are available for non profit personal or study use, and if reproduced I ask that I be credited as photographer.