|Orange-belted bumblebee on a thistle|
|Ladybug on Queen Anne's lace|
Red Chief took these pictures of bugs on flowers at a scout activity. It was a hot but beautiful evening for a nature walk.
(And a tangent: How in the world did I ever identify bugs or plants before the internet? I remember running into a university entomology student when I was working on my ninth-grade insect collection and feeling so grateful for the hours of bookwork he saved me with his five minutes of help. But nowadays, I can just search for "bumblebee with red stripe" and my bee is identified in thirty seconds.)