Last week I met a writing friend up at Sapsucker Woods (Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca NY). We both write about nature and science, so what could have been a half-hour walk stretched to well over an hour as we stopped to look at flowers, ferns, fungi, and frogs. Also bugs, because what's a walk in the woods without insects? Before we even reached the start of the trail I was down on one knee checking out this flower, called a Ragged Robin, and the spittlebug home tucked around the stem.
This week, as you pass by flowers in lawns and gardens, take a closer look. Do you see any interesting insects hanging out on the stems or leaves?