Finally, I found one hovering long enough to photography it 😉
Hoverflies, sometimes called flower flies, or syrphid flies, make up the insect familySyrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In some species, the larvae are saprotrophs, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In other species, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.
Our Chicago Park friends make the most fabulous goodies but they can only be found locally. I took this photo of their setup at the Nevada County Growers Market at the North Star House in Grass Valley.
“Sweet and savory goodies ranging from our famous granolas and trail mixes to our specialty vinegars! With more items coming!” – White House Goodies
To find them and the Nevada County Growers Market go to their Facebook pages here
We love the sounds these Pileated woodpeckers make, sounds like the Amazon forest to me. Our photo of a Pileated Woodpecker in Nevada County with a Youtube video of the sounds they make . – https://youtu.be/nI9mviSQOGk