Hovering Hymenoptera

Observations at a Volleyball Court, accompanied by an ID & Behavioral Challenge While on holiday in Oklahoma this weekend, I happened by this volleyball court on the way to the pool.   My attention was immediately drawn to movements that I observed in my periphery.  Here is what I observed from sand level… and close-up from above… The species may be territorial.  While individuals … Continue reading “Hovering Hymenoptera”

Something to do with Grass Clippings

Early this morning, before the full heat of the day, I mowed the lawn.  Having left it to grow for two weeks, I had to stop more frequently to empty the bag onto our compost heap in the back yard.  Like many times before, I noticed that some flying insects were attracted to the new … Continue reading “Something to do with Grass Clippings”