I love finding fun art, especially by local folks that just love to make art. I spent a total of $45 but can add a bit of Cuba and Calle Ocho to my future art wall.
Saw this big beefy spider on my way out of my office today. Think it's a Neoscona species, but not sure exactly. It was not as giant as I've seen some Neoscona get, but still larger than the average spider. Wonder what it was doing out in the middle of the day!
229/365: Silver-spotted Skipper
Love these butterflies! Their relatively drab coloration and stocky bodies mean a lot of people mistake them for moths, but skippers are butterflies. In this photo, you can see the hooked tips of the antennae that is an important characteristic of the family, something that tells you're looking at a skipper butterfly and not a different type of butterfly or a moth.