Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Second Look--August 6, 2014

Here's what I saw this week during a Second Look.

I'm starting to get large holes in my basil. This katydid may be partly responsible for that.

On the same basil plant, this small praying mantis was hiding under some leaves.

The bees always love these celosia plants as do the ants. Notice the black spots (ants) at the base of the whitish bloom in the right of the picture.

Unfortunately, the Japanese beetles are also enjoying the day lilies. I managed to get this one off before it did too much damage.

Asparagus berries. I used to have wild asparagus growing several places in my yard. I assume it was "planted" by birds. A few years ago, I dug it all up and planted it in one bed. There's not enough to eat, but they are beautiful plants with  frilly leaves and red berries.

The wrens have just about grown up.

This is the first fawn I've seen in our yard this year although it may have been helping to eat some of our plants when I wasn't looking.