Wow! Look at those antennae!
This is a leafhopper nymph. I wish this photo was just a little bit sharper, but it's pretty cool how the lawn looks like a forest of its own. One day that little guy will grow up to be the slightly less tiny insect shown below.
Actually, I'm not entirely sure if those are the same species, but the first picture is definitely an immature individual. You may have not seen these bugs this close before, but you have definitely seen them if you've ever walked across a lawn and noticed a small swarm fleeing from your footsteps.
Before you get bored or creeped out by all the weird things, here's a less offensive insect.
Everyone loves butterflies!
Followed by one of the most reviled arthropods: a spider surrounded by all its leftovers.
Everyone's favorite animal, second to snakes.
Thus begins my journey to document the fauna of the exciting temperate northeast.