Wimp that I am, the heat and humidity have kept me off the nature path lately.Combined with the deer flies that have nothing better to do that buzz in circles around your head while you walk - it's enough to keep me inside with the a/c for a few weeks!
Before it got too bad around here we were still keeping track of the blossoms. The day that Mary came to visit we saw many interesting things -
Butterfly Weed -
Daisy Fleabane -
Some kind of caterpillar that encloses itself with leaves. I would love to know what this really is - the same thing was happening to the leaves on my sunflowers that week.
And the token Big Fat Toad!