More Bugs

I spent a little bit of time yesterday at Big Creek State Park.

This is a sand wasp, a Bembix species.  This was a very noisy, active wasp.  It was hard to photograph because it was so active.

Another wasp–smaller, not so aggressively active.  I have no idea what this one is.

I spent a lot of time trying to get close to this common whitetail.  I could get sort of close, and slowly move towards it then it would fly farther away.  I repeated this several times without any luck.  Finally, while I tried to sneak up on it, it flew away then came back and landed about a foot away.  Sometimes you just get lucky.

I chased this silver-spotted skipper on the gravel road where it was mudding.  Once again, I never got close.  Finally it flew up and landed on the swamp milkweed.  It did not nectar for long, but I did get close enough to get one photo.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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