Bugs in the pools floating on surface. While you will be able to tell that there are some ants in the mix, I'm wanting to confirm the springtails.
These must have come after the heavy rains and washed or jumped into my pool. They are smaller then the ants and probably about 2-4mm and some smaller like pin heads
I did see them jumping around the pool as well.
My first sighting or at least understanding of what these were.
On goldenrod about 1.5 to 2 cm
Found on my lawn
Forewing length ~17-18 mm
sunning on a mustard leaf
Small moth between 5-10 mm. It was out on a cloudy day and on Mexican sage.
I'm not sure what kind of bird this is. But it's about the size of a humming bird. Looks like an eastern phoebe, but I'm not sure.
Looks like an ant but without a waist so maybe something else. It is quite unique looking and was about 1cm so quite large for an ant. It is crawling on the mustard that is growing in the backyard.
Looks like an ant mimic in the true bug family.. Thoughts?
Local name = Chinese pistache. This species appears to be spreading in the preserve.
Local name = Rusty blackhaw.
Local names = Crow poison, False garlic.
Local name = Broom whitlow-wort. At 1787 Holford.