Late Season Critters

Our weather has cooled down lately, particularly at night.  It is still warm enough for most of the insects though, so I went to a backwater area of Big Creek State Park and took some photos.

This eastern tailed-blue was mudding near the water.

A female eastern forktail was hanging out near the edge of the water.

New England aster is a native plant, often seen growing in the ditches.  This plant is very attractive to insects like this small bee.

In fact, the flowers were covered with several pollinators.

There were a few pearl crescents flying around as well.

Flowers are still blooming, and the insects are still flying around.  But they won’t be for long.  Some welcome the change in seasons, but I much prefer summer.

 

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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