I am scouring every inch of the arboretum this week, looking for the best places to take people next week when we will host what may be our biggest bug safari of the season. So far, I've been a little disappointed with what I've found. Not too much yet in the way of good grasshoppers or spiders. Mostly a lot of small stuff, few and far between.
To make matters worse, the gardens are seething with wasps, who are also scouring every plant in search of tender larvae and other tasty morsels to eat. More for them means less for me.