As the election nears, everyone is stumping.

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 The Baltimore oriole was named because of its similarity to the colors on the heraldic crest of Lord Baltimore.

The Baltimore oriole was named because of its similarity to the colors on the heraldic crest of Lord Baltimore.

 The modern day Lord Baltimore loves grape jelly.

The modern day Lord Baltimore loves grape jelly.

 I love plants with plenty of insect appeal, like this swamp milkweed.

I love plants with plenty of insect appeal, like this swamp milkweed.

 I sometimes think of aphids as ant cows, but these oleander aphids, which apparently love swamp milkweed, don’t spend much time being farmed by ants.

I sometimes think of aphids as ant cows, but these oleander aphids, which apparently love swamp milkweed, don’t spend much time being farmed by ants.

 A jagged ambush bug waits in, what else, ambush to prey upon unwary insects.

A jagged ambush bug waits in, what else, ambush to prey upon unwary insects.