Nature is so fascinating!
I was planting some native plants on campus today and saw a syrphid fly mimicking a wasp by holding its front legs out front like a wasp's antenna. I believe it is a Temnostoma sp., which I saw a similar one more than four years at Algonquin.
This summer, I am staying in Ottawa and focusing on writing my thesis and not doing any fieldwork in Colorado. To maintain a good work-life balance (especially when the weather is nice out), my labmates and I are helping setting up a group that focuses on enhancing our understanding about urban pollination on campus - by planting native plants and recording plant-pollinator interactions. Yesterday, we walked around the campus and I photographed some of the floral visitors that we observed.
An Agapostemon sp. visiting and resting on a sage flower - definitely my best photo of the day.