The squirrels have been eating unripe walnuts from the tree across the street. The other day, as I was planting some flowers over there, and heard something land on the ground near by. It happened again a few seconds later, and then again. I figured out it was a squirrel in the tree dropping the shell of the walnut it was eating. I was glad it didn't hit me. This photo was taken a different day. There are shells on the ground next to the squirrel.
I stepped too close, and it went up the tree, giving me a look.
Last year, I saw a katydid on my day lilies. Since the buds only last a day, I didn't mind. It didn't seem to harm the plant. This looks different, so I'm not sure what it is. I haven't seen any more since that day. Please let me know if you know what it is.
I've seen a number of bees and wasps this year, but not very many butterflies.
I didn't notice that Heidi was walking with a paw up when I took this photo. I wonder if the gravel was hot.
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