Posted on 2022-06-232022-06-23 by the_dr_blue06/23/2022 The second Coryphantha sulcata seedling seems to have died, but the original is getting longer. Another two spotted bumblebee (Bombus bimaculatus) visited the mealy blue sage today! There was only one but I took a lot of angles. You can see the two spots if you zoom in. In flight you get the best view of spots. I liked the pollinating wasp zooming through in this picture. Baby mantis! I believe this is a baby red yucca, as that’s what I planted here, and it seems too sturdy to be grass. A big ol mydas fly in the backyard!! The native clematis likes its new sunnier spot about 20 ft to the west. It already has two or three new leaves! I weeded the strawberry/honey berry bed but got called in for dinner when there was still a patch left. Maybe tomorrow. I found a second pale zig zaggy spider in the backyard. Looking at it closer, I think it’s the wrong pattern and shape for Argiope aurantica, the usual banana spider. Filling up the bird bath intrigued the dog. African blue basil has flowers! One of the many marigolds in the raised beds (we mixed the old seedheads and plants in over the winter) is beginning to flower! The corn is going to town! A vaquero bean is flowering! A fine little bell pepper!! Cooling off after gardening with the mysterious Paper Protozoan. Note the hairy flagellum sticking out.
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The fabulous dog flagellum!
Such a nice post. So many cool things and all look good. Youve got the touch. Thanks for the update.
Fun post! Maybe your spider is a banded garden spider – Argiope trifasciata.
Ooh good idea! The spider book does show the little spikes