Found on a high sunny ridge in the park.
Found resting on vegetation on an open path (powerlines) through a wooded area in close proximity to a very small cattail wetland.
Found both larval and adult specimens.
Found nectaring on goldenrod. Open fields near marshes and woodland habitat.
Found nectaring on prairie fleabane. (IDed on bugguide.net http://bugguide.net/node/view/581154)
Found nectaring on prairie fleabane. Open field habitat near marshes and woodland.
A second less prevalent species of hover fly. Was mostly found nectaring on prairie flea bane in a field near wooded habitat.
These hover flies were everywhere. Out of the three species that I saw this was by far the most prevalent. They were mostly found at rest on vegetation or nectaring on prairie fleabane.
I didn't think that there would be any frogs active at this time of year but I chanced upon this leopard frog while walking across a field. The sighting was between two marshy wetlands; a good 30 feet from either one.
Took a picture of this guy thinking it was a true bug, but not investigating because I was distracted by hover flies and hymenopterans. The picture may be too blurry for an ID
Female. Observed in a web made within the stems of goldenrod between two wetlands. Temperature was ~65F. Active insects in immediate area included hover flies and hymenopterans. Web did not include zigzag pattern.
There was a large stand of these flowers growing in a damp area within forested habitat near to some open fields. There was half a dozen hummingbirds (species unknown) feeding on the flowers and defending the bushes of blooms.