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Hoverfly on Ivy

A hoverfly enjoys the ivy flowers during the warm sunny start of October.


Direction flower!

Exposure Time: 1 / 1500

F Number: 3.2

ISO: 800

Lens Model: 60.0 mm f/2.4



A tiny, but important pollinator hard at work.

Stocking up for the winter

We wait all summer for New England Aster to show off its beautiful lilac-purple to bright pinkish flowers, and it never disappoints.

Besides being a very attractive addition to the garden, New England Aster is an important late-season resource for pollinators, especially Monarch butterflies as they fatten up before fall migration.   385 more words


Harmless Hornet

Hoverflies, exquisite creatures that are important pollinators of many flowers and whose larvae often feed on plant pests, are usually either overlooked or mistaken for stinging insects. 117 more words