Big, beautiful, and brilliant green, these beetles make quite an impression. Fiery Searcher is one of the common names for this beetle. It makes its living hunting caterpillars and if you try to catch it, it will live up to the "Fiery" part of its name by letting loose with a caustic blast from its southern end. Woe to the predator that catches the blast in the eye -- it burns!
Green treefroglets (Hyla cinerea) are all over the place now. This one was about three-quarters of an inch long -- too cute.
The flower of the jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) looks like a little pixie cap to me. Another name for this plant is spotted touch-me-not.
Hey! A butterfly actually sat still long enough for me to get a picture -- Pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos).
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