European paper wasp (Polistes dominula)
In the next photo you can see a terrific mimic of wasps such as this.
Hover fly (Spilomyia longicornis)
You'd be forgiven for thinking this was a wasp! It has all the markings and colours of one, but this is one of the hover fly wasp mimics, and a superb one at that. Barry photographed this on that same magnetic goldenrod.
Cucumber beetle and Metalmark moth
More insects on the lone flowering goldenrod; in this photo a cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata) and a metalmark moth (Caloreas leucobasis).
Hover fly (Syrphus sp.)
Barry said there was a lone flowering goldenrod which was attracting numerous insects. Here, a hover fly is shown. At this time of year, goldenrods are pretty well over, so finding a flowering one is a bonus for the hungry insects.
Asian ladybeetle (Harmonia axyridis)
Asian ladybeetle pupa (Harmonia axyridis)
One of several song sparrows enjoying the same shallow pool as the goldfinches, in the Butterfly Meadow.
Spotted Ladybeetle (Coleomegilla maculata)
Seeking the warm sun on the side of the building where the surface reflects the sun`s heat.
chipmunk enjoying his sunflower perch
Just before the red squirrel chased him off.
Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
The chipmunk was enjoying the bounty of seeds when he suddenly scampered down the stem and away. A few moments later, the red squirrel in the next photo appeared.
Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
This is the fierce little guy who chased away the chipmunk from this sunflower seedhead and then proceeded to gorge on it!