|From the meadow, looking back at the parking lot.|
Then on to snoop in the corners and crevices.
|First find: a cherry-faced meadowhawk. On the parking lot fence.|
|Under the eaves of the public washroom (centre, top photo); a tightly-wrapped cocoon.|
I found one of these cocoons on my doorstep four years ago. I kept it in a container for a month, and a wasp emerged. BugGuide identified it as a parasitoid wasp, but the cocoon would have belonged to the larva of a caterpillar. I couldn't reach this one to capture it; I may go back with some long-handled tool.
|Also on the washroom: a house spider with her four egg cases. Too small, too high above my head for an Arachtober photo.|
|And finally, on the pilings by the shore, a running reddish and black spider. Mission accomplished.|