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Unlike the Tiger Swallowtail… …or the Gulf Fritillary… …both of which are bold and striking… …the Long-tailed Skipper is a butterfly of subtle beauty. Doesn’t he look lovely against the pastel petals of this gladiola? Advertisements
The purple-blossomed beauty that lures Swallowtails and Fritillaries to the front yard is not just a butterfly bush… …it’s also a hot-spot for the Hummingbirds!
So…turns out I’m not the only Zinnia lover around! This glorious male goldfinch (and a handful of his friends) have taken quite a liking to our colorful front yard flowers. So much beauty!
Oh for a zillion zinnias! These brilliant bursts of color brighten the summer season with their beauty -and also with the beauty they bring! As I stood outside with my camera, several butterflies stopped by to sip of their sweetness. … Continue reading
As I was out stalking Swallowtails, this happy little hummer paid a visit. He spent half his time hovering, and the other half just hanging around. He helped himself to some nectar from the butterfly bush… …and then perched on … Continue reading
Butterflies are now starting to show up in greater abundance in the front yard. Yesterday, every time I walked out the door, I saw a Tiger Swallowtail nipping nectar on the butterfly bush. Like this beautiful male with his bold … Continue reading