Spring has been frustratingly slow in coming this year, the temperatures have been steadily below average for weeks. It got up to 50 degrees on Friday so I rode my bicycle down to Tifft Nature Preserve to see if any invertebrate life was stirring. I have been actively shooting insects and arachnids since I got a macro lens a year and a half ago (examples here). I generally think of it as research for my art projects and kind of a fascinating challenge. In any case, there was only little bit of action at the nature preserve, the Red Velvet Mite was the only invertebrate picture worth showing.