Close-up of Bald-Faced Wasp 

The Bald-faced Hornet is, confusingly, not a hornet but a type of yellowjacket wasp. I have no idea what that means, so let's all enjoy the snakeroot flowers together. (But don't eat them. They're poisonous.)

Beautiful 1/4" long (6mm) green sweat bee on blood root flowers.

Confiding Red-breasted Nuthatch. She jumped on the bird feeder after I had just filled it with seeds – while I was still carrying it! She looked up to me as if to say, "It's cool, isn't it?" Then she started eating. Blew me away.

Trail cam photo of the unusual House Finch that visited us yesterday. Instead of being bright red and brown, this guy is pink, brown, and white due to a plumage mutation.

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Thanks to meteorologist Jeff Porter for showing my photo of a Pine Siskin visiting our brave and battered feeder on Jeff's morning weather report for WWMT-Channel 3, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

A Pine Siskin just visited our feeder. Last fall/winter we didn't see one until late January. Most years we don't get them at all. (Michigan, USA)

Today's backyard birds included White-throated Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Pileated Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and this little Red-breasted Nuthatch. (Lowell, Michigan, USA)

Unusual tri-colored sand, Van Buren State Park beach, southwestern Michigan. First year I've ever seen it at this beach.

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We briefly had a Red-breasted Nuthatch in our yard yesterday. We have the White-breasted Nuthatches all year, but we rarely get a visit from this guy. (West Michigan, USA)

One of 2,500 species of North American leafhoppers. More than this, I do not know. This guy is about 1/4" (8mm) long.

CW - Close-up Pics of Tiny Crab Spider 

Tiny little cute Northern Crab spider on a Rose of Charon, plus a photo showing the photographer's thumb for a sense of scale.

CW - Mention of Insect Genitals, Photo 

Here's a male Scorpionfly. According to Wikipedia, " the males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stingers of scorpions, and long beaklike rostra." The rostrum would be the big 'nose,' I'm guessing.

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