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Monday, June 16, 2008

Insects and Sunshine

When the rain stops and the skies clear, the insects come out to "play"! If we go outdoors in the very moment the blazing sun begins heating the earth again, we will step into a magical world.

Where were all the wonderful pollinators five minutes ago when the rain poured from the heavens? Were they taking shelter under a leaf or a blade of grass?

"POOF", as if by magic, they reappear buzzing and flying from plant to plant making us believe that nothing at all had occurred to interrupt them in the first place.

Bee Mimic Flower Fly (Hover Fly)
Helophilus fasciatus (Syrphidae)

"Me and my shadow"

A different kind of Fly
on Wild Strawberry flower

Another Fly

Swallowtail Butterfly on Lilac blossom