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A hover fly tours the snowberry blossoms as an olive-sided flycatcher leads a chorus of trills and chirps.

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Lilac leaves with holes

In recent weeks, we've been noticing more and more leaves around the garden which look as though someone's been going around hole-punching them. And while seeing punctured foliage usually elicits a sense of concern about pests and disease, something about the smooth, skillfully-crafted shape of these holes makes them seem benign to me... artful even!

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A robber fly celebrates a successful heist by slurping out the liquefied innards of its ambushed prey.

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A tiny spider shelters underleaf beside a piece of gravel.

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