I've seen this dude identified as a male velvet ant, or "cow-killer" (Dasymutilla occidentalis)
Check out the size spider... this wasp drug under my house!
These woodpeckers are a bit camera-shy.
I caught him!
This mocking bird sez that the poke berries are ready.
If yer gonna attract birdz to the garden... you gotta grow their faves...
I was weeding the daylilies last weekend, I left a coupla pokeweeds...
The poke is native, those daylilies... aren't... and they don't grow well here anyway.
Zebra swallowtail with gulf fritillary
gulf fritillary caterpillar
Passionflower... the gulf fritillary's host plant.
Low hanging fruit... (may pops)
Eastern tailed blue (Cupido comyntas)
I'm totally a fan of the centrosema virginianum... I've been potting some up to share...
hibiscus grandiflorus... First time this has bloomed... and I've grown it since I got here...
So... like the tall Joe pye weed featured last week... not a good plant for the xeriscape... In spite of those fuzzy leaves.
Finally... How 'bout a peach?