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A Nice Summer Day

We had a really nice day today–warm but not too hot.  I took advantage and visited Big Creek Park near one of the backwater areas.  Swamp milkweed was in bloom and attracting lots of visitors. This unusual fly is common … Continue reading

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The Cicada Killer

This large wasp, Sphecius sp. is called the cicada killer because it captures and paralyzes cicadas, then buries them in a hole and lays eggs on them. It is large and intimidating, but not quick to sting.

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