[Tagged Monarch at Cape May Point State Park, NJ this morning. This year's monarch migration has been lackluster so far, but we did see a few nectaring on sunflowers and blue mistflower along the trails. Visit the Cape May Monarch Monitoring project for more info and a blog on this season's monarch migration.]
A nice hawk flight was getting underway this morning, but the bugs stole the show during a walk on the Cape May Point State Park trails. We'll see about getting some hawk pics later in the afternoon, but for now here are the bugs.
black-and-yellow garden spider, Argiope aurantia, had plenty of prey in its web. ]