Insects play a huge roll in our world's ecosystem as both pollinators and as the major contributor to the food web. Without them, we humans would not be around for very long. It is may be hard to believe, but we need them far more than they need us!
And what insect is more admired than a butterfly? This Great Spangled Fritillary nectaring on purple milkweed is the stuff of poets.
Dragonflies provide the drama for the insect world. This unusual blue beauty is a Spangled Skimmer; it was photographed on a pond in Otway, Ohio.
Insects: they are OK. Actually, they are way better than OK, they are an important part of our lives. Look a little closer and you might find them down right interesting!