Saw this honey bee cleaning its tongue and wiping pollen off its body - quite neat to be close-up and see this beautiful creature doing its things without it flying away.
Grasshoppers, on the other hand, are much more nervous about people looking at (and stepping on) it. I think this is a Melanoplus spp. (Family Acrididae), but I am not too certain.
Saw this strange looking flower beside someone's garden plot. I have no idea what it is.
Then I biked eastward towards Finn Slough. Next to the railroad tracks, I saw a Sand Wasp on the ground digging for holes again, just like the last time.
I saw a few birds today. Black-capped Chickadees and then this House Finch.
Then I saw something strange near my leg. It was a (dead?) bee hanging on tight to the end of a grass. I poked it with a grass stem and it did not budge. I took some photos and decided to bring it home for a more detailed examination (and possibly pin it). Long story short, I still had it when I opened the door to our apartment building, but then it was not on the grass anymore when I entered my room. So either it was still alive or there's a dead bee somewhere between the building door and my room. Anyways, the pointy abdomen of this little critter seemed to suggest that it belongs in the Coelioxys genus. Man, now I wish I had some vials in my backpack to collect some insects (just like what I was doing everyday in Ivvavik).
Anyways, while heading back, I heard some eagles calling and spotted an adult as well as this first-year fledgling.