I've been hiking and biking all week when I haven't been at work. And when I haven't been doing those things I've been arranging stuff for a big fundraiser our bike team, the Cycledelics, is hosting at the end of June. So it's been a rather busy week. The cocoon I took home on Easter weekend produced a gorgeous cecropia moth, as I suspected. It's out a month earlier than its compatriots, only because I left it in my warm apartment rather than the fridge:
Earlier this week on a hike I came across this little fella in the grass along the trail, far from a tree and leaves. So I took him home and put him under the microscope:
His fuzzy armor up close:
The wild strawberries are in full bloom so I will have snacks on my treks next month, albeit, little snacks:
And the final pic for today is a piece of wood. Actually, it's an exposed tree or bush root, about 2 inches in diameter, but the texture and look of it is much like that of a person who spent too much time in the Florida sun:
Some of this long weekend (Victoria Day weekend in Commonwealth countries) will be spent on spring cleaning and hopefully a couple of hikes and a 15 k ride. I wasn't sure how the legs would hold up on the bike this week after having not ridden since late last year, but I was in pretty good form. All that hiking and trekking through the woods paid off. Oh, yeah, speaking of trekking, Star Trek is also on the agenda. Live long and prosper!