Piney Orchard Preserve, A. A. Co., MD April 13, 2014
Carapace is a full foot long. Snapping Turtle?
About 2 feet long.
#38 Mourning Cloak
Greater Bee Fly?
#137b Yellow Palm Warbler
White-breasted Nuthatch with blue crown stripe
Bees associated with sandy soil
A neighborhood of bees burrowing in the sandy soil.
Eyes more like a bee's than like a fly's, but has fly wings and fly antennae
Bright red-orange abdomen is obvious during flight. Stayed within a few inches of the ground at all times.
Small, carapace about 3" long.
Banks, Rough-wingeds, or young Trees?
Red-tailed Hawk speeding
Tree Swallows competing over a nest box