Saw a truly enormous beetle in the garden earlier, sitting casually on the bee-balm. Turns out it’s an eyed click-beetle!  (Seriously, the scale in this is totally as big as you think it is–they’re thumb sized critters.)

Their larvae are called "wireworms" and fortunately, in this species they live in dead wood and eat destructive bugs, so he’s a welcome addition to the yard. Hello, Mr. Eyed Click-Beetle!

Also, my pineapple sage has put out its first bright red flowers. Woot!

ETA: Link fixed, sorry…

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