They usually get here in August...
People have been talking about a poor showing this year due to the drought, and I guess that's right.
I've put out their faves though....
Monarch butterfly leaving surprises on butterfly weed (asclepias tuberosa)
Monarch cats munching tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica)
The blooms on the tropical milkweeds are pretty, but I'd rather have the cats...
Agalinas purpurea blooms
Buckeye butterfly leaving eggs
Kewt little baby buckeye cat
I spotted a chrysalis on a pear tree.... This is from the gulf fritillary.
Long-tailed skipper babies on desmodium.
Desmodium blooms... Yall might recognize this plant from it's seeds, the ones that stick to your jeans and socks... This plant is better known as tick-trefoil, and the seeds as 'beggar-lice'. I could actually see a case for "dead-heading" this particular plant... Although.... the seeds are supposed to be valuable wildlife food.
Blooms on cranberry hibiscus. First year growing this plant, I'm thrilled to finally see blooms forming. I still need to find some "strawberry chenopodium".
Seeds from the sandhill ironweed that I posted August 28
Painted lady butterfly on lespedeeza
Gourd patch. I pulled up that massive patch of vines yesterday, I'll be tossing out some turnip and rutabaga seeds directly.
Bee visits white verbesina
Bees on yellow verbesina. Yall might recognize these verbesinas as tall ditch-weeds, I pulled up a coupla stems last year from a couple of patches that were being mowed. They transplanted without difficulty.
Hair-streak butterflies visit flowering chives
The moonflower vines have begun to bloom.