The Buzz

Even on a gray day you can find treasures to brighten your day!

The Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) with its red anthers and white stigmas are tiny flags along my path.
Narrowleaf Dayflower (Commelina erecta) stood out too!

And then I waited for someone to visit at the dayflower. A Hover Fly (Syrphidae) was my reward for my patience. Indeed it is always interesting to take a moment with them to watch’em groom. Invariably they will wipe their eyes.

Here I thought I might find someone still snug in their fuzzy white eggs on the Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var pulcherrima). Nope they had hatched as evident by the open operculum (lids).

On a Wild Carrot (Daucus pusillus) stink bug nymphs gathered (tentative ID – Pentatomidae (Stink Bugs).

The Globe Flatsedge (Cyperus echinatus) is a common sedge found in our prairie.

A tasty meal!

The eggs were fairly large. So I figured they were sliders eggs. Our pond was only thirty feet away.

So now you have been buzzed too!

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Keep looking!

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


  1. That poor bumble bee was so loaded i cant believe it could fly. And i don’t know why anyone would be surprised that elephants have names. Duh!

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