All photos taken on August 2, 2022 during our walk in Tucker’s Field and Bunchberry Meadows.
No matter which Google URL you believe, there is no denying that humans are vastly outnumbered by insects on this planet. Conservative estimates say there are 200 million insects for each human. Sorry, if this just made you feel itchy.
Nowhere is the insect population on display more than on our spring summer and fall walks. I think lately, there are at least 200 million mosquitoes per human there.
Mosquitos are ever present in summer, but not easy to photograph, unless you let them land and bite. I had no plans to do this.
Along our 8 km hike, we spotted moths, butterflies, flies, wasps, bees, grasshoppers, damsel flies and dragon flies. Below are the insect photos that turned out. Enjoy and try to stop scratching.
Flies on Common Sowthistle
I think this is a common wood nymph butterfly (Cercyonis pegala) top view
common wood nymph butterfly (Cercyonis pegala) side view
Gold dragon flies (3)
Red dragon fly
pearl bordered Fritillary butterfly