I went to a “Spring Awakening Bioblitz” event in Cordova Park, Marion County Iowa today. With a three-hour timeframe, it was more of a wildflower walk than a formal bioblitz. Still, it was quite pleasant to get together with a few like-minded people to wander around in the woodlands.
As I usually do, I walked around with my camera and got off task. Mostly I found myself taking pictures of insects and spiders, like this unidentified bug.
A little farther down the trail I came across a small spider on a leaf.
I don’t take photos of the flowers so much anymore because I don’t take the tripod when I am chasing bugs, but I could not resist taking a picture of this wild ginger flower.
After about two and a half hours, I was tired and thirsty, so I went back to the shelter and finished off some coffee I had brought. A small jumping spider found its way to the picnic table where I was sitting, and explored the coffee cup.
It even found its way up the straw.
I had a fairly pleasant morning.