A very small bee sharing Ashy Sunflower with a Goldenrod Soldier Beetle.
In our prairie strip
American Goldfinches feeding on Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea)
Nectaring on Rose Milkweed. Female. No eggs found afterwards.
On milkweed, but not milkweed aphids.
These are eating milkweed and seed pods.
On purple coneflowers
A Gray Treefrog was stalked by a Praying Mantis, both on milkweed.
Raising Monarch caterpillars on my porch. They hitched a ride from Morrow County on Rose Milkweed.
Hanging out on a common milkweed pod.
Our resident grew 1/2" in 24 hrs!
On swamp milkweed
Feeding on aphids, on common milkweed.
Feeding on teasel.
A stand of Joe Pye in a wooded edge near a road, covered with Tiger Swallowtail and Silver Spotted Skipper butterflies.
Feeding on coneflower. Not much bigger than a honey bee.
Back another night! Update: still hanging out on window 8-12-2015.
On purple coneflower.
Feeding on wild bergamot
Early morning after 1.75 inches of rain.
Prairie Dock bud is about 5 ft high today
Blooming in planted prairie strip
In a planted prairie strip
Forewings colored slate grey with small brown shape at inner margin. Wings fully displayed show hindwings colored orange and black alternately.
Drinking from puddles. Helio-tropism displays.
Cat predation left his remains on our lawn. Illustration of why cats should be indoors only.
Blooming in our sunny planted bed.
Asclepias sullivantii blooming in a planted bed with Bergamot and gray-headed Coneflower.
Toad; about 3 cm in length, found under logs.