Stand Out

It was good to see some sunshine today! Though it was a slow start here at our house. It was noon before the clouds gave way to the sun.

The sidewalk was even damp this morning!
The Kern’s Flower Scarab (Euphoria kernii) is one of my favs. Maybe because for some reason I remember their name. 🙂
Two small spiders were cozy on the thistle!
Many of the thistle have piles of frass left from the Painted Ladies.
One active Painted Lady cat had business to tend.
A honey bee was of course too busy for me.

Then I moved on to the Western Horse Nettle (Solanum dimidiatum) where a Green Sweat bee (Augochlora pura) was doing its thing!

On another flower was the Eggplant Tortoise Beetle (Gratiana pallidula) and tiny fly!

All the fauna and flora were stand outs today. However one white Meadow Pink (Sabatia campestris) was truly a stand out! Isn’t it wonderful!

Happy Pride Month!

Animals self-medicate with plants − behavior people have observed and emulated for millennia

Studies find frequent mowing puts poisonous weed into survival mode, creating ‘superweed’

I breed and release Arctic foxes to boost their numbers in the wild

Keep looking!

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


  1. I’m fond of the Kern’s flower scarab too. It’s one of the few beetles I’m able to name LOL.

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