Picture blog of observations at Northwood Park in New Hope, MN. An 'inside the beltway' park.
Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the 5throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. ~~~ Live in the USA? Get a free Bible and free Christian books
In the forest and along the marsh road, White Snakeroot are progressing. Some are just starting to open. Some are in transition, and some have gone to fluffy seed. A predator has found one a fine perch in one for hunting.
Among the beetles and bugs at the park, some good and some are bad for the plants. One of the good guys are these little Goldenrod Soldier Beetles. These good soldiers feed on aphids and other soft-bodied insects. Their larvae feed on the eggs of beetles, grasshoppers, moths and other insects. They are an organic gardeners friend. I found a bunch of them busy on some Wild Quinine at the park, it may have their 'singles bar' of sorts - a number of them were finding mates there.
This afternoon had a little wind with occasional gusts. Perhaps that is how these egg shells stuck to a feather landed on this milkweed leaf. A few minutes latter another gust blew it away. Enjoy! ~ Robin