I spotted this long legged insect taking a walking journey on a Texas Star Hibiscus plant.
Black and white antennae and a weirdly translucent body made him look somewhat alien.
Or at least the stuff horror movies are made of. Good thing he was tiny, and hopefully not an invasive or destructive beast.
Backyard Insect, July 5, 2021
These bright red seeds got my attention in a tangle of vegetation on the side of a pond dike.
Following their stem they I couldn’t identify any corresponding leaves.
I wanted to get a different angle but I was not willing to step any further in; biting insects are my biggest concern.
Perhaps this is Texas Mountain Laurel based on a search for “red seeds in pods.”
August 20, 2020