Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted, so I thought I’d come back with a bang. This a Black Horse Fly laying her eggs next to the pond. Only the female horse flies feed on blood and only when it is time to get busy and lay eggs. The males are pansies and eat nectar. When the eggs hatch, predatory venomous maggots fall into the water where they munch away on small fish and frogs. It’s hard out there for a fish! These eggs were rehomed on a nice farm where they could live out their days in peace…wink wink.