My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #141. These wasps are often on the goldenrod, I think they're mason wasps.
Got one on a thistle.
Tiger Swallowtails like the thistles (and teasels):
One of my favorite moths, the Snowberry Clearwing:
Here's a young buck that didn't seem very concerned with my photography:
I'm also linking to Anni's I'd Rather B Birdin'.
Here's a lady Goldfinch, something on the ground there distracted her long enough for me to get a pic.
I hope to add more birdie pics in an update. But right now I have to motor.
UPDATE: These berry shrubs have been full of mockingbirds and catbirds for the last week. I've been trying to get some sharp pics, but they see my camera and hop into the shadows. The plant is American Pokeweed. It is poisonous to mammals but not birds.
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