Here are a few things I saw this week
during a Second Look.
|Gouty oak gall. This was caused by a small wasp and may be a couple of years old. Apparently these balls contain resin and tannic acid and have been used for medicine and other things over the years.|
|Bee on marigold|
Unlike the bee above that was flitting from flower to flower, this one crawled in and out of the center of the marigold several times.
|The Japanese Beetles are out now. So far they aren't too bad.|
|The frequent thunderstorms are bringing down lots of limbs.|
|Trumpet lily with lamium and Japanese painted fern|
|Since last week, the wren has lined its nest with feathers and filled it with four eggs.|
|I think this wren is associated with the above nest.|
|The bluebird has added one more egg since last week.|