I didn't manage to get a good picture before it flew up high, but it was green and black.
Some sort of water beetle.
Didn't get to see the actual critters, just lots and lots if tunnels. I have seen them tunnel as far as the front gate of camp, which is a good distance from the water.
Lots and lots of these! They look very similar to the blue eyed Susan's, but they're yellow.
I know that Carol just told me the name of these, and I promptly forgot again. I'm not a fan of the whole growing-older-memory-problems thing.
This is the first time I've seen evidence of them on camp, hopefully it's a one time occurrence.
Infrequent in moist soils along still waters.
Frequent along still waters.
Common in moist soils along still waters.
Frequent in moist areas along still water.
Infrequent in moist areas, along ponds, still waters.
Common in open moist areas and along edges of stock ponds.
large population growing in grasses and brush along edge of stock pond. Frequent.
3 petaled blue flowers that "melt" with the lengthening of the day. Growing in moist area along tree line near stock pond.
Source was listed as Panicum malacophyllum. Growing in moist soil along edge of stock pond. Common.
growing in moist soil near edge of water. Frequent.