In a Purple Haze
A Honey bee, covered in the purple thistle pollen digs for more reward.
A hoverfly samples pollen.
A butterfly rests in a field of flowers.
Beauty in Death
Spotted in dew, a Dragonfly's wings take on a strange beauty of their own.
As rain moves in the Monarch butterflies begin taking refuge.
Moment of Pause
A busy Dragonfly rests briefly, its wings shimmering in the sunlight.
Sampling the Pollen
A hover fly lands o sample the pollen on a Prairie rose after an early morning rain.
A native Bumble Bee and Hover Fly approach a Prairie Rose.
A White admiral butterfly is caught by a crab spider as it sought nectar among the Ox-Eye Daisy.
One honeybee digs in as another arrives.
Bumble Bee with Purple Coneflower
Bumble bee searching the openings for polination.
Meal to Go
A yellow jacket dines
Making the Rounds
A honey bee makes her rounds among the flowers.
Spider with Insect Dinner
A spider lying in wait on a tree trunk scored with an insect meal
Orb Weaver on Dogwood
Orb weaver spider seting up shop among the Dogwoods
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In an instant, a green metallic sweat bee dives into the waiting flower.
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The spider blends into the tree trunk
A Jumping spider takes refuge among a White oak tree's heavy bark.
Golden Garden Spider
A golden garden spider .
A small jumping spider flashes blue as it prowls the bark of a white oak tree.
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A damselfly takes a serious look at the photographer.
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Prowling Wheel Bug
Assassin wheel bug prowls the Dogwood tree
Ant on Queen Anne's Lace
A red ant investigates the flower tops of a Queen Anne's Lace
A cold morning dew coated damselfly keeps a watchful eye for danger.
Prisoner of the Dew
A cold morning dew holds a damselfly prisoner to the grass blade until the warming sun evaporates off the dew drops.
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