Over in food_porn, someone wrote about making Pine Needle Syrup. I was intrigued, so I Googled it and found more information and recipes.
In the process, I also found an article that Euell Gibbons wrote about eating parts of a pine tree. Apparently the inside bark of a Scotch Pine is edible. This pleases the survivalist in me greatly. I would never have thought of eating a tree's inner bark if I was stranded somewhere, but now I will.
And, on a completely unrelated note, here are some recent bug pictures.
I think this is a Haldeman's Green Potato Beetle:
Here's an unidentified Damselfly:
Thanks to Rich, I'm pretty sure that this is an Eggplant Tortoise Beetle larva:
And here's a tiny (maybe a ladybug/lady bird beetle) larva:
There was also a tick that I think was an American Dog Tick. Since some people may not want to see it, you can view it over in my Flickr account by clicking here.