I started in the back yard yesterday, looking for critters to photograph. It didn't take long, as the goldenrods always are abuzz with activity. This may be Wichita Falls. I think the bee on the left is a honey bee, but I'm not sure.
(Note: Cameron told me she found some 'Wichita Mountains', which caused me to look to see what I called it. I Googled images of the 'Wichita Falls' that I had called it to see if I had it right. Well, there were some photos, so I wondered if Cameron had gotten something else, until I noticed the photos were from my blog. LOL I guess that shows that if you find something on Google, you may want to check more than one source to make sure the information is correct. I wonder if I can fix it so the right name comes up now. At least I got part of the name right, so someone can still find the plant if they are looking for it. Oh, dear!)
Solidago, 'Wichita Mountains':
There are lots of insects, mostly bees in the asters, too.
I don't know my spiders, either, but I'm glad to see them in the garden.
In the vegetable garden, there are lots of tall verbena plants that draw many butterflies and bees in. This is a skipper of some kind.
I used to call these American Painted Ladies, but someone posted some American Ladies, which caused me to look them up. The American Ladies have only 2 eyespots on the back wings. What I have here is a Painted Lady, which has 4 smaller eyespots. I like the way this one is posing.
If you know what this is, on the asters in the bed to the east of the house, please let me know.
I think this is a bumblebee.
I haven't noticed this kind of wasp that I can recall. Wasps seem to love white flowers.
I saw an insect like this outside at an outdoor fun day where I work, and a teacher who knows the names of insects was out. He told me they are grasshoppers. This one is on a Sweet Annie seedhead.
I only see one bee at a time on the dahlias, it seems.
I had gone back to the veggie garden area to see if my sweet potato plant was still blooming. It was not, but I noticed this hairstreak, I believe a gray one was enjoying the boltonia.
To see more critters or find out how to post yours, click on the Camera Critters icon in the sidebar. If you know the names of any of my critters, please let me know.