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A fallen coreopsis ray flower

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Tiny Fly on Pond Surface by Fallen Coreopsis Ray 8667A

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On May 30th I once again saw some coreopsis plants near water, but this time at Springfield Park in southeast Austin, and the water wasn’t much more than a puddle. I noticed that a ray flower had fallen from one of the coreopsis flower heads and was floating on the water. It helps not to weigh much.

When I knelt and looked more closely, I saw that a tiny fly had landed on what was now a yellow raft. I took some pictures of the insect on the floating ray flower, when to my surprise the fly walked right off its raft and onto the surface of the puddle. Like I said, it helps not to weigh much.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 22, 2013 at 6:23 AM

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