Bugs, bugs, and more bugs*! Lots of insect activity around the yard today.
*yes, I know it would be more proper to say Insects, insects, and more insects -- but I don't want to :P
I'm not sure what these little hatchlings are and haven't had time to look them up yet. Whatever they are, they are on a leaf of a black cherry tree (Prunus serotina).
This female Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) was more cooperative than the male. He was too busy to have his picture taken.
These dragonflies are tiny -- less than an inch long -- and they have an interesting habit of sometimes mimicking wasps.
This true bug, lying in wait on a blueberry bush, may be one of the wheelbugs (a.k.a. "fire fannies") that hatched out in April. It still has a ways to go before it is fully mature.
Cheater! This bumblebee is taking a shortcut to the nectar of this Japanese honeysuckle by cutting a hole at the base of the flower. Mr. Swamp took this picture -- after a year and a half he finally decided he would learn how to use our camera :)
Another of the many species of dragonflies patrolling the yard, this is a male Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis).
A flower fly (Eristalis transversa) on a cone flower. (Another by Mr. Swamp!)