Want to avoid being seen? Be a knot hole. Hey, it beats hanging out under the bark. Downy Woodpecker can hear you under there. Be bold! Hide in plain sight. Pretend to […]
If you plant that lavender, the crab spiders will have nowhere to go, and they are the wolves of this ecosystem. Removing the top predator from a chain, in this case a […]
You can hide behind stuff. Sure, you might get spotted, but I bet that most times you don’t. And, in the end, the sagebrush masks one’s intentions. In a landscape that’s a […]
I’ve watched loons intimately for 25 years, and I just noticed a couple of splendid bits of camouflage for the first time. The light was right. First, the tail. Not only does […]
Claws. Or beauty. The second is how humans see.
Camouflage is the military art of concealment. As a word it has been back-engineered to apply to the actions of animals, like the toad below. The toad is not concealing itself, though. […]
Yellow Jacket Wasp Because of her mighty sting, she’s a good one to imitate. This beetle is doing well by it. So is this mantid fly. In return, wasp pretends to be […]
Blending in. Got a problem with that? McLaughlin Canyon Road, Okanogan County, Washington
The trick is to put two fake eyes and fake feelers on the top of your wings, while hiding out down below as if you were upside down. Just the fake eyes or the […]
Well met on the coyote trail. (It’s a big pic, just click it.) The world we share… Fruit for us, bark for her.