|Common chicory, Cichorium intybus - link to Wikipedia page - such a summer color. My camera has trouble with some purples, but caught this blue pretty well. I have tried valiantly to identify the insects. They are not bees, but hover flies, of the family Syrphidae (sometimes called flower flies). Maybe genus Eristalis. Any entomologists out there? Start looking at insects, and you realize we birders have it really easy.|
Here we go... bird list for the week of July 2-6, 2012:
Only one individual observed:
Thirty two species for the week - really pretty good for mid-summer.
|Rubus phoenicolasius - (name links to Wikipedia) - a non-native species, Japanese Wineberry is related to our wild raspberries and blackberries and is equally edible. Speaking of which, looks like there will be a decent crop of blackberries this summer. Berry pie anyone?|