This is the last posts of photos from Faust Park, at least for this year, and next year there won’t be as many photos. I know because I’ve already taken them for next year.
Except for the first three photos, these photos were taken inside the private garden on the grounds of the butterfly house. You can’t get to it from the park unless you pay for the admission to the butterfly house.
Captain Obvious here, below is a water lily flower, a water lily bud, and some water lily pads.
I’m thinking this is a shield bug but I don’t recall having ever seen one this color before. But then I don’t recall where I put my reading glasses ten minutes ago.
I don’t know what type of dragonfly this is. I tried to find out but after a good, solid two, maybe three, minutes of intensive searching I gave up.
I’m guessing a long-legged fly here with some unknown cameo appearances under the leaf.
Milkweed bug nymphs. Probably large milkweed bug since that’s the only milkweed bug I saw in this garden.
The ever popular monarch butterfly caterpillar with its warning colors and stripes.
Monarch caterpillar with small candy-striped leafhopper (aka red-banded leafhopper) on the left. Why would one ever want to call it a red-banded leafhopper when it can be called a candy-striped leafhopper?
Purple flower – that’s what I’m calling this one.
I’m pretty sure this is a bumble bee. The abdomen appears to be “furry” and striped versus shiny black like a carpenter bee.
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