Male Marbled Orb Weaver. He is tiny, but big on charm!

Male Marbled Orb Weaver. He is tiny, but big on charm!

Red-Backed Salamander sans tail.

Red-Backed Salamander sans tail.

Oil Beetle/Blister Beetle- You probly don’t wanna pick this one up as she releases a toxic oil from her joints that causes blistering and painful swelling. Even more disturbing, the larva attach themselves to bees and ride back to the hive where they feed on the bees larva and provisions.

Pelecinid Wasp. This lovely lady is a parasitic wasp. She puts her abdomen into the soil looking for June Bug grubs to lay her eggs in. Baby Pelecinid love yummy grubs.

Pelecinid Wasp. This lovely lady is a parasitic wasp. She puts her abdomen into the soil looking for June Bug grubs to lay her eggs in. Baby Pelecinid love yummy grubs.

I don’t know exactly what this guy is, although I’m leaning towards Cutworm. I do know he was gettin his late night drink of fermented berry on!

I don’t know exactly what this guy is, although I’m leaning towards Cutworm. I do know he was gettin his late night drink of fermented berry on!

Marbled Orb Weaver. Love the fall colors on this spider!

Marbled Orb Weaver. Love the fall colors on this spider!

Spotted Cucumber Beetle- pretty to look at, but horrible for your garden!

Spotted Cucumber Beetle- pretty to look at, but horrible for your garden!

White Snakeroot is a gorgeous but deadly plant. It’s highly toxic. When cattle eat it their milk and meat contain the toxin and it is passed on to humans. It causes milk sickness and was responsible for killing thousands of settlers in the early 1800s.

White Snakeroot is a gorgeous but deadly plant. It’s highly toxic. When cattle eat it their milk and meat contain the toxin and it is passed on to humans. It causes milk sickness and was responsible for killing thousands of settlers in the early 1800s.

I know I’ve posted a pic of a Fishing Spider carrying her egg sac before, but this Mom impressed me. She’s clearly missing legs yet still so devoted to the spiderlings inside. I thought it was pretty cool.

I know I’ve posted a pic of a Fishing Spider carrying her egg sac before, but this Mom impressed me. She’s clearly missing legs yet still so devoted to the spiderlings inside. I thought it was pretty cool.