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Face off: hummingbird vs. butterfly

I’ve always thought of butterflies as easy-going creatures, flitting and fluttering here and there in a carefree sort of existence. Apparently, I was wrong. There are butterflies with attitude. 231 more words

STOP -- and Savor Summer's Waning

I’m seeing a variety of reds in my landscape these days, most of it not attributable to leaf color — that will come later. Red flowers and fruits — and related colors in that family — are visible in nearly every corner of my yard. 426 more words

Piedmont Gardening

Small Wonders

A few mornings ago, I was sitting on the front porch having coffee, hoping to have a quiet morning watching the birds and squirrels fight over the bird food in the feeders. 643 more words

Photography

into the shadows

Though blending into the shadows over Little Crum Creek,
this dark form of the eastern tiger swallowtail stands out from the easily
identified yellow and black variety of her kind. 17 more words

Nature

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) has a black form. Pictured here, the butterfly was a little difficult to identify because of its wing damage. 45 more words

Blog

A Good Butterfly on a Bad Day for Butterflies

This morning I wanted to take pictures of butterflies but the weather was not right for it.  It had been rainy and misty, and while the rain had stopped the ground was still wet and it was still cloudy.   51 more words

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