Some days on my outings to the grasslands, I do not rack up many miles. In fact, most of the time I can spend a lot of time in just one spot.
While looking closely at the Black Dalea, I noticed that honey bees were abundantly robbing the pollen. However, a few others snuck in like this tiny critter.
So I took a moment to observe it. The bee dove down to gather the pollen hidden in the flower of the Black Dalea. Watch carefully, as it uses it middle legs to arrange the pollen on its hind legs. Amazing!
Here is the second Buckeye cat I found on Tuesday. It is much lighter than what I usually see. It came home with me. 😉
A planthopper stuck out on the Dalea. It looks like the Dalea will be blooming soon. It is a crazy blooming year!
Not sure why this praying mantis caught my eye. Well, I guess because I was just sitting there. LOL It was only about two and half inches long.
The Band-winged Grasshopper (Oedipodinae subfamily) needed to stretch its legs. And I did too.
A grasshopper nymph sat on the Two-leaf Senna flower!
Heck fire, the Turkey Vulture was eyeing me. Maybe I better get moving, eh. FYI, flickers, Northern Harrier, and kestrels have all arrived back in North Texas.
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