Greg has always been fascinated by bugs, spiders, and multilegged critters of all persuasions. Every now and then, he actually manages to capture one photographically. Here are a handful of Greg's little buddies (so to speak).
This friendly cicada showed up in Minneapolis in August 2001:
Two's company, four's a dinner party? A small bumblebee and three yellow bugs (and possibly one other, though it's too well hidden to be certain) share a cluster of tiny flowers near a pond in Minneapolis in August 2003:
At the wee end of the spectrum, every now and then a whole pile of ants comes boiling out of the crack next to the sidewalk. (Too many beans in somebody's diet?) This batch is from May 2004:
A dragonfly found the screen door restful in August 2004:
Technically, hermit crabs aren't exactly bugs, but they're small, multi-legged, and cute nonetheless. This guy managed to evade focus on a wall in Cozumel in 2005:
This tiger swallowtail has a damaged right wing, but she didn't seem to mind too much as she sat soaking up the rays on an agapanthus flower in late June 2007:
Three months earlier, the black bumblebees were enjoying the pittosporum blooms...
...while the golden bumblebees checked out the apple blossoms: