I cannot identify the species of this tree. Every year around the middle of summer, it bears large, spherical buds that drop from the tree all over our driveway. The outside is soft and there is a large, hard nut inside.
Swallow tail mating
Swallow tail butterflies trying to mate.
Hoping I can get an ID, but no flower on this one. Growing under willows in a sandbar on the side facing away from the river. Leaf shape was interesting all the way up the stalk, shaped like sheep sorrel.
Most likely a cynipid wasp.
This looks like a native but was growing in someone's yard. Note the fruiting bodies in the second picture.
Many bees in large patch of White Sweetclover.
Moth eggs on the "washed" spinach
Large patch full of Honey Bees.
Chased off three Western Tiger Swallowtails when it first arrived. Eventually shared with them, mostly.
Large flock (at least 30) moving around high in trees alongside river.