Spring Happenings

It rained fairly hard in parts of yesterday and today.  You can smell the earthworms–the boy-girl earthworms crawl out of their underground homes to meet up with other boy-girls (or is it girl-boys?)

At the forsythia bush, during a light sprinkle, a number of flies of several different species have congregated.  Some have their minds on things that other critters think of during the spring.


But it can be a dangerous party to attend.  This fly is probably one of the Scathophagidae–predatory flies whose larva live on dung.



About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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  1. Pingback: Rainy Day, Gardening Updates, and a Spring Poem « Kittrell Country Life

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