Closeups around home
Bee on white azalea, April 13. f22. Shows pollen on leg and rear end.
This seems to be some variation on a skipper butterfly on the white azalea. The Insects of the World book says the skippers "tongue" is extraordinarily long, which it must be if he is getting any nectar from this position.
Two false dandelion flowers on the same stalk. May 14.
This beefly was another discovery on one of Rod's backyard safaris with the boys. Shot at 1:1 at f22. October 1.