My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #140.
When I saw this flying around the W and O.D. Trail, I thought it was a hover fly due to its flying skills. Turns out it is a small wasp known as a Beewolf:
Snowberry Clearwing Moth, Hemaris diffinis:
For Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin', I have this male Goldfinch. The Goldfinches and the one Monarch I saw this week were sticking to the few remaining flowering thistles. Most other butterflies and bees were loving the teasels.
I was going to save this male Cardinal for Good Fences, but I have plenty of pictures for Thursday and not many birds. So here he is:
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