Red and black milkweed beetles chew the leaves.
Monica says it's a good year for milkweed everywhere, so maybe it's a temporary ascendancy.
Honeybees and bumblebees buzz the globish blossoms.
No signs of monarch or tussock moth caterpillars, yet.
A cicada-killing wasp weighted down the flowers of one, but flew off angrily when I looked too close.
Nico and I waded in after red raspberries.
A pair of housewrens complained from the quince. The berries weren't very sweet. Not as sweet as the black raspberries that grow all around the property.
Maybe they need a few more hot days. We'll see how many the catbirds leave us.