Pasqueflower and Prairie Smoke

A couple of solid wildflower firsts today, Pasqueflower and Prairie Smoke, both in bloom at McKnight Prairie.

As for the pollinators of these early flowers, I thought I saw one bee and actually did see a number of tachinid flies, probably of the genus Gonia. These large, goonie-looking, white-faced flies are thought to be parasitoids of Owlet moths (Noctuidae).

As with so many endeavors, along with the good comes a little bad—while enjoying the spring flowers I find the first tick of the year, an American Dog Tick crawling on my shoulder.

Publicado por scottking scottking, 08 de abril de 2017

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scottking

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Abril 7, 2017 01:17 PM CDT

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Tachinid Fly
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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Qué

Hormigas (Familia Formicidae)

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scottking

Fecha

Abril 7, 2017 12:59 PM CDT

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Ant
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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scottking

Fecha

Abril 7, 2017 12:59 PM CDT

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Cricket
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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scottking

Fecha

Abril 7, 2017 12:48 PM CDT

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Jumping Spider
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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scottking

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Abril 7, 2017 12:40 PM CDT

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Pasqueflowers
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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scottking

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Abril 7, 2017 12:53 PM CDT

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Prairie Smoke
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

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