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Glorious Garden Guests: Tiger Swallowtails

One of the glorious guests that visits our front yard garden is the Tiger Swallowtail. The male is bright buttery yellow with black stripes on his wings – hence the name “tiger.” The female comes in two color combinations. One … Continue reading

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Who Needs Netflix?

My backyard is overflowing with juvenile Blue Jays! These youngsters have been nudged from the nest, and are so much fun to watch as they discover the world. They are extremely curious and not the least bit shy. Though quickly … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Happiness

The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been enjoying our front yard trumpet vine, and I have been enjoying their enjoyment! This fellow darted back and forth grabbing quick nips of nectar. The blossoms were wet from the sprinkler, and after one of … Continue reading

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A Second Batch of Babies

My backyard has been bombarded by a second batch of babies. Some of these youngsters have been granted the privilege of venturing forth on their own – like this Red-bellied Woodpecker, this Red-headed Woodpecker, and this juvenile Blue Jay. Others … Continue reading

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Gallivanting at the Gardens

Yesterday morning, hubby and I went on an impromptu date to nearby Smith-Gilbert Gardens. My hope was to get a few Butterfly photos and maybe a Hummingbird or two…and both of these hopes were granted. This Zebra Longwing (one of … Continue reading

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This Monarch Missed the Memo

I think my butterflies have taken this social distancing thing to heart, as I have had far fewer visiting my front yard flowers than summers past. So, I was thrilled when this Monarch showed up, who apparently missed the memo. … Continue reading

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Pretty Petal Pickers

I spent time with the prettiest petal pickers the other day! My front yard was filled with busy Goldfinches visiting the flowers, relieving them of their petals in search of seeds. There were finches on the Black-eyed Susans… … finches … Continue reading

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Summer Wings Are Beautiful Things

Now that summer has officially arrived and the flowers are in full bloom, the front yard visitors have begun to make an appearance. Butterflies, though later than usual, are sampling the purple blossoms from the bush that bears their name … Continue reading

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Delightful Daredevils

White-breasted Nuthatches are always delightful backyard visitors. Though mine tend to be drippy drinkers… …these well dressed daredevils are highly entertaining to watch. This guy seemed to be giving me his best Batman impersonation! Friendly and fairly fearless are accurate … Continue reading

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3-D Bluebird Babies!

My backyard is swarming with Bluebird babies lately – little ones who are demanding, dangerous, yet oh so delightful! One of the easiest ways to spot a youngster is to watch for the one whose mouth is wide open and … Continue reading

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