Tiny fly, not a great photo but very cute! Genus Chlorops, according to Facebook entomology group.
This beetle was backed into a little niche in a boulder, hanging out on the lichen. Hairy click beetle, in Elateridae.
Here’s a closeup — it was pretty hairy.
I was taking out the garbage, and noticed a swarm of ants on our walkway. It turned out to be a war between two colonies of ants. Always take out the garbage!
Akash insisted on taking photos, and I’m glad he did.
You can see the ant on the upper left rending the poor gal in the middle, who definitely has seen better days:
Symphyla (classified under myriapoda), found under a rock:
I really love its wings.
Lady slipper. Another person on the trail told me that it was the first one he had seen in twenty years. In this photo, you can see how it tricks the insects into brushing against the stamen to help pollination:
Saw a *lot* of Longhorn Beetles (apparently Lepturinae, probably Anthophylax).
In this closeup, you can see it had a passenger: a pseudoscorpion, perhaps!
A Globular Springtail (Collembola), perhaps on a beetle grub: