The wild roses put on a colourful show this spring — their pink blossoms dot roadsides, fence lines and wooded areas.
I got quite used to finding a small long-horned beetle in almost every flower. But when I noticed a not-quite open blossom that looked black inside I came up short.
It was filled with flies!
Were they feeding? Mating? Staying warm?
Moments later they were gone and I was left to ponder the mystery.
Prickly rose Rosa acicularis