The wildflowers growing up from the other side of the fence have been attracting many bees and butterflies and other insects. Today I saw this little bug sitting on a flower. It looks like some sort of beetle.

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Along came the bee/wasp I’ve been seeing often lately, and it decided to land on the same flower.

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The other insect held its ground and refused to leave, even though the bee was about twice its size.

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Finally the bee gave up and left.

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The bee picked a new flower that was unoccupied.

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And the little beetle looked victorious.

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I saw a couple of honey bees today.

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And a Long-tailed Skipper butterfly.

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One more of the skipper.

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Where there are insects, there are also anoles looking for prey. This big guy was sitting on top of the fence watching all the activity in the flowers nearby.

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He displayed his dewlap a few times–the sun was shining behind him this morning, making the dewlap look lighter colored.

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There’s always a mockingbird around.

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