Here are just some of the creatures we have seen come through the yard:
|Yellow Eastern Swallowtail butterfly coming to lay her eggs in October.|
|Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly, October.|
|One of our 5 hummingbirds, October|
|Male Painted Bunting (so exciting when they come visit us in the Spring and Fall!)|
|A family of Painted Buntings (you can see the other two in the background). |
This one is either the female or a juvenile (they look the same).
|An oriole. It's so hard to capture these guys. They don't stay in view for very long. |
We have seen them in October and April.
|A Monarch on the Coral Plant.|
|We had a couple of Gulf Fritillaries drop by in July|
|Here's another shot of the Gulf Fritillary|
|This Black Witch Moth came to visit us in August.|
|I was told this is a female Great Southern White.|
|Our resident cardinal|
|Female cardinal. She always accompanies the male. They're so sweet together!|
|Of course, we had screech owls :) They were here in May.|
|I believe this is a Gray Catbird. He visited in April.|
|Who would've thought this rusty pan would be such a hit with the smaller birds? |
Not us, but we did buy a shallow bird bath recently. We'll see if they like that as much.
|Pluto Sphinx Moth we found in our parsley one day. |
He sat there all day and once it got dark, he started vibrating and then flew off.
|I believe this is an Orange-Barred Sulphur on our Candlestick Plant. |
We later found lots and lots of its caterpillars! :)
|We have lots and lots of different kinds of dragonflies, so I won't post them all here, |
but the colors on each one are so unique and beautiful. I even had one land on my finger one day! :)
|Look at the colors on this little guy! Nature is amazing.|
|Then there's this little guy.|
|This Red-waisted Florella Moths is SO tiny and hard to catch a shot of!|
|This is a newborn Black Swallowtail. We had it in the butterfly box in the house (we put caterpillars in there |
so they can change without the dangers of the garden) and then brought it outside once he was ready.
|This guy is so tiny. He's about the size of a penny, if not smaller. I think he's a Nickerbean Blue.|
|Ruddy Daggerwing taking a nap in the shade.|