Sicksta Adele said I had enough bird and other things lately and not enough people. tee hee..
So here are Mom and Dad and Shadow...a neighborhood dog that follows us around when we walk the “Block” and Star..is in front of Dad.
Every morning while visiting Mom and Dad ..we walk two or three laps around ..what we call “The Block”.
i was going to ask you all to help me ID this bug..but I just googled and happened upon its name.
This is a grape pelidnota, Pelidnota punctata, a type of scarab beetle
It also goes by the names spotted pelidnota and spotted June beetle..Thats Dads hand holding the beetle.” As an adult, this insect eats grape leaves. Watch for grape pelidnotas during July and August once they emerge. The larvae which are rarely seen feed on rotting wood in stumps and logs. As a result, you are more likely to see this insects near wooded areas.”
“Your plants are safe. If you find this beetle in your garden or yard, it has wandered in accidently. If you grow grapes, the feeding by grape pelidnota is of little concern. They typically occur in small numbers in a given area and their feeding is rarely, if ever, extensive or damaging to grapes” A product of the rain..Small mushrooms..which I haven't ID yet.
One of Stars favorite positions.
What types of things do you see when you take a walk? Check out what others see..
In Nature Notes!
Hope that made you Happy Sicksta!
We are now on our way to Cape Cod. Mom and Dad are taking care of Ballie and the Homey.
We had to pack suitcases…Yikes..Dont do that very often!
A week in Chatham with Jeff's family..maybe we can sneak in some birding..and oh yeah..a few photos of people for Sicksta.