Himself and I just finished cleaning up the back of our shed. It was a mess because where better to drop stuff you use in the yard? No one sees it, right?
Maybe so, but it had gotten on my last nerve.
Anyway, while I was taking a break and waiting for Himself to get to a point where he needed my help, I was watching the Cottonwood fluff float around. Living so near the river we have a lot of Cottonwood.
One bit of fluff was floating down near me and I watched how the breeze pushed it around in the air. Then all of a sudden that fluff made a 90* turn and headed straight towards a plant!
This of course had to be investigated!
It wasn't Cottonwood after all but was some sort of bug!
It looked like some sort of 'baby fairy'.
A Google search for "white fuzzy flying bug" solved our mystery.
Not a fairy baby (darn!)... it is a 'woolly aphid'. What I read said not to worry about them as ladybugs generally keep the populations under control. Since we have a ba-zillion ladybugs around here those little wisps on the wind don't have a chance.