Indoor Winter Nature in New Jersey — Western Conifer Bug.
I originally thought these were Stink Bugs, which also try to come indoors once the temperatures drops outside. They have similar colors, but the Western Conifer Bug is more elongated. I do wonder if the Conifer Bug is the reason many of my pine trees died, and had to be removed. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/60 sec) with the pop-up flash.
Carpenter Bee in Flight. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). This is a crop from the full image. I did this hand-held, and had to manually focus. So lots of out of focus images to get one I liked.
Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Large Cricket in My Basement
A new indoor house pet (pest?). I never knew that a cricket could be this big. It had been getting noisy down in my basement. I added the ruler for scale. The radon in the basement must be causing them to mutate 🙂 .