These tiny flies were feeding--alongside honeybees, bluebottles and a few wasps--on fading Ivy Blossoms.
This orange lichen was growing on a box elder.
What is this green one here? I am curious about the other orange stuff too, but I put that on a separate post already.
Lots of creatures appear to be nectarine on these faded Ivy flowers.
there were no spots on this one
I think this is Mule Fat but it might just be some sort of cudweed. The leaves remind me of a willow for sure. A beautiful green fly really enjoys the flower buds
Whenever I see fennel growing I always inspect to check out the lady bugs
this was sitting on a sweet fennel right beside a ladybug.
Just my best stab at at species.
Interesting that this particular one(S. ribesii) seems to come up as 'the' Hoverfly in our list of these dipterans: this hardly seems fair.
Almost stepped on this little guy. Smallest skink I have ever seen.
This floating plant had access to a stream. The leaf is orbicular, does not have a lobe like another hydrocotyle I've identified on inat.
This dense plant had a hardy woody stem at the base and stood about 6 feet tall. There were lots of pretty flowers on it. It was growing right beside a stream.
this big plant stood about 4 feet tall and had velvety-soft foliage
these plants are enjoying the moisture from the bank of a little stream. They have white flowers.
this little one was right next to a big stand of dead teasels
I found these right beside a stream. Their leafs look like garden primrose but there was no evidence of flowers for me to look at
I don't see many of these in this area. A very pleasant surprise.
Found in a log of Quercus lobata.