I’ve done a Google search but have not been able to come up with a story revealing why or how the Brickyard Conservation Area got its name. I’ll keep looking and eventually I will be able to tell you. My guess is that the suspense is not killing anyone. 🙂
Brickyard is where I looked for and found the Monkeys, Deptford Pinks and the Canada Lilies. It is also where I found this dewy intimate.There were drops clinging to everything and everything seemed attached to everything. Picking out the pattern I wanted to capture was a challenge. It wouldn’t take much to disturb the drops as I gingerly coaxed some of the blades in the background to stay behind other blades to the side until I was done.
Some of you will recognize this:Well, here is the individual responsible for such artistic bubble creations. While looking around, which is what takes up the most time in a large meadow, I came across this spittle bug.This is a Diamondback Spittlebug ( Lepyronia quadrangularis) delicately employing surface tension to our delight. I am pretty sure that is a dew drop on its back and not part of the bug’s camo. BTW, up is up. 🙂
And to my surprise, this next one is an Oriental Beetle ( Exomala orientalis). I’ve seen them often with a golden brown pattern. On this day I learned that they can also be black.I am sure that is enough for now. Thanks for looking.