11.06.2010

Last Hurrah?

There has been plenty of insect activity out in the yard lately. We still have a good number of flowers in bloom that attract butterflies, bees and assorted other insects which in turn attract a variety of predators. All that may change tonight -- we are expecting our first hard frost. The insects will still be around but the flowers are going to be toast.

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11 comments:

Woodswalker said...

Won't the bugs be toast as well? Or do they have food stored up to make it through the winter? Nice photos!

swamp4me said...

Woodswalker,
It won't be cold enough long enough to slow the insects down for long. We still have highs in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

biobabbler said...

Funny you say that. I was out taking pictures of my reclining chrysanthemums ('cause I'm too lazy to prop them up) and my face waded through CLOUDS of teensy, pale flies. There are TONS of bugs out, for some reason. As you say, perhaps it IS the last hurrah. Get it on now for tomorrow we die. We're expecting a storm, and snow down to 6,000 feet.

swamp4me said...

biodabbler,
Down to 6,000 feet!?!?! Haha...my house is at about 30 ft above sea level.

Kerri said...

Really lovely images!

swamp4me said...

Thanks, Kerri!

Floridacracker said...

Thirty feet above sea level!

How can you breathe up there.

swamp4me said...

FC,
I do get dizzy sometimes ;)

KaHolly said...

You crack me up!! ~karen

swamp4me said...

karen,
lol

Anonymous said...

Swampy- Where is Treebeard and his dragonfly net? We have tons of dragonflies migrating through. Dung beetles keep hitting my RV. Hornets or wasps colonizing the telephone connection box on my RV pad and of course those cutter ants that I love to watch. All of which is occuring in south Texas. Maineiac