Ghostly

So many wonders to see at the Thomsen Foundation!

And the wonders come in all sizes. For example, this Lace Bug (Gargaphia) that was found on the underside of Western Horse Nettle (Solanum dimidiatum). Looks ghostly, eh!

Here you can see its red eyes! And next to it were the nymphs!

Overall shot where you can see just how tiny they are!

A little further along the path, some of the Green Milkweed was fluffing! Along with the fluff, milkweed nymphs and one Small Milkweed Bug (Lygaeus kalmii)!

A beetle had been by recently as evident by the water droplet craters. There had been sprinkles here that morning.

Hiding in plain sight!

Hmmm, a spider!

Apparently it had succumbed to the thistle sticky resin! Biggest critter I have seen so far getting stuck.

On another nearby thistle, all of these were stuck too! The thistle seems to get stickier as the temperature gets hotter.

No need to adjust your color on your screen. The Narrowleaf Dayflower (Commelina erecta var angustifolia) really were this blue!

More tomorrow from the Thomsen Foundation observations!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

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