Monday, June 13, 2016
A Little Reconnaissance
The above photo is of Leopard Lily, and they were abundant and in healthy form. I never tired of trying to capture my best ever photo of them.
Below, is my favorite insect, or one of my 100 favorites!, the Red Milkweed Beetle. This past week I saw them for the first time this season. It didn't take any coaxing to get this one to crawl off a Milkweed Blossom onto my hand. It was on a roadside patch of Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa, and it is one of the Longhorn Beetles, Family Cerambicidae. I love how Spellcheck stresses over these Latinized words. Fortunately, the red underscores don't show up in the final posting.