The tiger swallowtail’s caterpillars resemble bird droppings.
I try to pet a bumblebee each morning. It doesn’t appear to bother the bee and it delights me.
Bumblebees have longer antennae than the flies that mimic them.
A blue jay bald due to an abnormal molt.
A native, solitary bee nesting box.
A native, solitary bee will fill an entire tunnel of this nest box with eggs and plug the tunnel entrance with mud, leaf pieces, or other vegetation. A bee hotel like this is a swell gift for a gardener.