A flood at Oak Point Park, Part 2

This is part 2 of my flood series. The photo below shows the area I focused on for my observations and photography. There is quite a microcosm in this heap!

The photo below shows a multi-colored beetle, known as a Disonycha, or flea beetle. I am not sure about the smaller subject – perhaps a mite?

Disonycha, flea beetle

You’d think with the patterns and colors, the beetle below would be easy to identify. It took some sleuthing but it appears to be a Calligrapha Beetle. Research on the beetle can be found at University of Wisconsin’s website and also BugGuide.

Calligrapha Beetle

A heap of beetles on a branch. My best guess, they are snout beetles.

Snout beetle

Another view of the beetle.

Snout beetle

A familiar friend.

Spider at Oak Point Park

An ant among the leaves.

Ant at Oak Point Park

My favorite scene below. Look at all the creatures confined in one space.

Oak Point Park

Same area, just a different perspective.

Oak Point Park

This concludes my flood series. The take-away – if you enjoy nature photography of the bug/insect/creepy crawly sort, go explore a park after a storm.

Date: March 15, 2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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