If you were feeling sorry for the bees ambushed by ambush bugs a few weeks ago, you can now feel sorry for the ambush bugs – a western spotted orb weaver (Neoscona oaxacensis) has arrived in the garden.
A few weeks ago, I found some stink bugs that had recently hatched one of our tomato plants.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman! No, it’s a bee fly!
You’ve been warned, but for suspense, let’s pretend to be an insect looking for nectar.
They’re a bane of the everyday gardener, but that doesn’t mean they’re unworthy of a closer look!
One small flower for man, one giant feast for a sweat bee.
After a busy week, I decided this would be good time to share two photos of sweat bees from earlier this year.
Remember the post a few weeks ago about the big, shy jumping spider? I found what could be her offspring hunting in the garden.
Honey bees and bumblebees may be the most well-known bees, but those aren’t the only bees buzzing around.
Enjoy this close look at a grasshopper.