So I have a couple brief minutes here in Phoenix before I have to board my next flight so I wanted to get this kicked out. I had a crazy busy, but productive week in California with lots of trainings, a few site visits, and just a little bit of free time to visit the Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. So as I sit here in the Pheonix airport, these favorites are all related to that:
- It was a cooler day, but lots of bees were out foraging in the park. It had rained a few days before and lots of the wildflowers were in bloom. The Bug Squad also had a great bee post this week.
- There were also plenty of flies and I hope I got a good shot of one of the hover flies. But in the Amazon, they are working on horse flies.
- Lastly, anyone that knows me knows that I have a special affinity for spiders. I saw some amazing mating behavior for one of the orb weavers in the park! Until I get that posted, check out these amazing spider photos.
I have tons to catch up on this weekend then I am off again on Monday so I am going to do my best to download some of the pictures I took and get a post written up. We’ll see… But until then, feel free to spread this entomological awesomeness, while I get more entomological awesomeness going on!
PS – I was working on presentations for next week and found this video that I am using for my fly/cockroach talk: