Patchy frost

 We had some patchy frost this morning. Our recorded low was 31.6 degrees.

First frost of the season!

When it warmed up, the bugs came out. This is a Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa).

White Checkered-skipper (Pyrqus genus)

 Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) on the Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides).

I believe this little red spider might be in  the Dwarf Spiders (Erigoninae) subfamily. It was only about 4mm (3/16 inch). I thought it was a red mite at first, but you can see its web. It was in the Goldeye lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus – the orangey lichen) before I nudged it.
The lichen where it was hiding before the nudge.

Keep looking!

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