This assassin bug nymph seemed to be admiring his reflection.
Even after the grass was mowed, the bunny showed up to graze.
Another shot from the Little Rock Zoo archives. Probably talking about the funny looking primates on the other side of the fence.
A dragonfly clamps on to its mooring of the moment, an onion stalk.
Wading into the thorny bramble provided a basket full of blackberries, with a side of punctures.
Postcript: Wading into a French cookbook yielded a traditional tart with fruit and custard.
A many-colored stinkbug nymph clambers around one of the blackberry plants. Perhaps he was part of this earlier hatchout. Thanks to Scott Akin at the University of Arkansas-Monticello for identifying this fellow as green stink bug, Acrosternum hilare.)
One of the most fun places in Ferndale is the 4-H Center. Last night, 4-Hers ages 10-13 designed, built and paddled their own cardboard boats in a race across the lake. Only one boat tumped and with the temperature still in the upper 90s at 8 p.m., the sailors didn’t seem to be complaining too much about being in the drink.
Cardboard boat racing hit the national media scene as part of an annual July event at Heber Springs. The boats at Heber may be more elaborate, reflecting months of planning. The 4-H boats were seaworthy with just a couple hours devoted to design and construction.
The official temperature downtown at 2:51 p.m. was 98 F. See the deck temperature below: