My group and I decided to gather data Thursday. This turned out to be a great decision because the weather was cool. Cloud cover helped dim the sun a bit. Gathering data took a bit longer than I thought. However, the many creatures I saw made the time worth it. We kept noticing large groups of red bugs on the plants. It took us a while to realize that they were young milkweed bugs.
We kept seeing another insect we could not recognize. It looked similar to a large milkweed bug. However, it’s coloring looked like a faded red and it had long spindly legs. It reacted to any movement by climbing away.
I am curious what I will see next week.