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April has started with a show worthy of a standing ovation.  It’s a flower show and a bestiary.  After last spring’s dearth of wildlife, it’s reassuring to see so much diversity returning to the neighborhood. 54 more words

Re-post: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Zinnia 'Zowie'

Temps have been in the 30s and 40s here in (usually sunny) Texas, with murky gray skies almost every day. I’m in need of some color! 85 more words


Autumn Colors

This migrating tiger swallowtail has found a nice meal in freshly-bloomed joe-pye weed along the Panhandle Trail. A native wild plant in the Easter US and Canada, it covers pretty much the same range as the Eastern tiger swallowtail’s habitat and migration. 191 more words


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

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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