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I went for a hike along the trail in Ellis Island, West Alton, this afternoon.

There was lots of wildlife to see, but very much smaller than the elk and bison of last week.This final shots are of two unfortunate mayflies, part of a spiders dinner.No web for this spider, just a few strands of sticky thread hanging off a grass stalk was good enough to reel in its prey.

More like fishing with a rod, really. Apt for a riverside location.

I felt sorry for the mayflies. But there were hundreds in the air around me. A few lost to spiders was not going to make that much difference.