Random things from around the garden, starting with milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus), not yet mature (nymphs):
These are on the swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in the prairie beds. They are camera shy, moving to the other side of the pods when I got too close.
Because of this I couldn't use the macro lens.
I've always liked seeing "families" of bugs like this on the Asclepias. When I had butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) I'd see these bugs all the time.
How could you not love this "Vertigo" grass?
One thing not to love...
...is the chipmunk that has learned how to defeat the baffle that I installed on the front bird feeder!
I wondered how he managed it, but then saw him climb the nearby support post that I installed a couple of weeks ago to tie up some flopping plants. Then he jumps to the top of the baffle, climbs the shepherd's hook and fills his cheek pouches. Grrr.
More things to love:
|Which type of swallowtail is this?|
|I'll really miss the bananas this winter. Sigh.|
Ah, I sure do love late summer!
Remember that I said that posts would be shorter for a week or so. I also may not be responding to comments in a timely manner.