We spent the afternoon at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan. While wandering the beach at North Bar Lake, I was surprised by the interesting variety of winged insects found on recently beached piece of driftwood.
Normally, most driftwood appears rather dry and sterile, but this tree trunk-sized driftwood (see photo above) was resting right at the water’s edge. It was occupied by quite a range of flying specimens. Whether they were partaking the moisture in the wood or soaking up some sunshine in an elevated place, I don’t know. Here are the photos. Any help with identifying some of these would be most appreciated. Enjoy!