White-spotted Sawyer Beetle (Monochamus scutellatus)

White-spotted Sawyer Beetle (Monochamus scutellatus)


This guy (or gal, I dunno) was hanging out on my deck yesterday. This is the best shot I manged to get, even though the antenna protrudes out of the frame.:-/

I also should report that I went down to Sandogardy Pond on Saturday for the first time in three weeks, and saw a couple of new species in bloom for the season. Here they are:

Pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum)

Pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum)


Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna)

Water Lobelia (Lobelia dortmanna)


Spotted Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

Spotted Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata)


Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)

Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)