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The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhoods. Birds, blooms, bugs & more - each note is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the patterns that are quietly unwinding around us.
July 10, 2013
Here's some photos from the other morning after I left the outdoor light on all night.
This colorful beauty was upside down all day and then was gone sometime near sunset.
I have yet to go to bug guide to learn any of these, maybe later.
I know I have seen this one before as the tail sticking up is memorable.
At least this one found a bit of shade under the siding.
And this one with the feathery antenna...
This one I know - it's a Milkweed bug. Too bad this one has arrived late; lots of them were here 2 weeks ago. I'd see a dozen at a time and some of those paired up. But since there is plenty of common milkweed up and blooming, maybe it should move on down the road and hook up there. And get off my house!
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