fishing at the lake the kids and I have also been continuing our search for new bugs to photograph for the bug book and new bug specimens for our bug box. We've had a bit of luck with the bug specimens thanks to some pretty frequent storms in these parts. Flash floods do in a number of bugs, so it's just a matter of getting out at the first glimpse of sun and finding them before the ants do. And we've definitely had a lot of luck with our bug photographs.So besides hanging out at the playground and
Like this little fellow who I believe is a katydid nymph.
Then there was this bee fly (I think) which we spent a long time trying to get a pic of. There was a whole lot of, "he's over there!!" "no, I see him, he just flew over there!" "no, wait, I don't see him anymore!" during this photo shoot.