Sunday, July 19, 2009

Another update: The keys are gone! I hope they ended up in the right hands.
Q: Can you guess what this picture shows?

Here, try a side view:

A: These are the seeds that develop from a cow parsnip flower.

Here's a nice little beetle -- no idea what kind:

(That's my skin! Now you'll be able to recognize me on the street.)

I posted a picture of "a little bee" recently. No doubt you all had a good laugh, knowing that of course it's not a little bee at all -- it's a hoverfly. As punishment for not telling me, you must now endure a set of hoverfly pictures:

And what is this rare, exotic bloom that's attracting them? It's a sow thistle, common as dirt around here.

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