Category Archives: Wildflowers

Blog posts that describe or contain nature photographs of wildflowers.

Fun Friday: Been Drinking Again?

Even if you haven’t, today’s image may have you thinking you have endulged! While hiking Mount Evans (Colorado), I came upon this very interesting and unusual wildflower. Called Little Pink Elephants, aka Elephant Heads, I found several of these plants (called “herds”) growing along the lower elevation trails. This wildflower grows as a dense, vertical […]

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UFO’s

Today’s post features a couple of UFO’s (Unidentified Fuzzy Objects … well, at least one is) that I found yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. By the way, I counted 21 Monarch butterfly caterpillars busy chomping away on the milkweed … wonder how many I […]

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Build It, They Will Come!

Today’s post features one of the many Clearwing Hummingbird Moths that has been busy in our church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, that I established a little over a year ago. Built to encourage Monarchs to propagate here (which it does), it has also been attracting lots of Clearwing Hummingbird […]

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One Egg, Over Easy

Today’s post features a very small, Monarch butterfly egg that I found on a milkweed leaf in our Lake of the Ozarks (MO) church butterfly garden yesterday. Working very carefully, I removed that leaf and relocated it to one of my mesh, butterfly enclosures at home. I have a camera and macro lens focused on […]

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A Tiger’s in Our Garden!

Today’s post features some images of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (one, among many) that visited our butterfly garden, here at our home on the Lake of the Ozarks (MO) this week: I love taking a walk out to the garden and watch the butterflies, hummingbird moths and tons of pollinators, all busy jumping from flower […]

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Seeing Clearly

Today’s post features an interesting visitor to my butterfly gardens, the Clearwing Hummingbird Moth. As of lately, I see at least one of these little beauties daily, both in my home butterfly garden and the butterfly garden I tend at the church.  Can’t get enough of these lovely visitors! Here are a few images: The […]

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Hot as a Firecracker!

Today’s post features a couple of landscape photographs I captured during one of my photo trips to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. The Badlands area is very diverse, and depending on when you visit, you can experience bitterly cold winds, or a landscape with dry, parched grounds that pretty much supports only wildflowers and some […]

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FOY Monarch Cat

Today’s post features a phone-camera image I captured a few days ago in our Lake of the Ozarks butterfly garden. Last week I found 3 Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which is much earlier than I usually see them!  These first-of-year caterpillars were all busy chomping on butterfly weed … two were found in our lake home […]

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Second ‘Lifer’

Today’s post features a second “lifer” wildflower I photographed on my recent photo/camping trip to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, located in Missouri’s Ozarks … Woodland Stonecrop: The Woodland Stonecrop is in the sedum family, a succulent plant. I ran upon this as I recently hiked the woodland glade trail at Johnson’s Shut-Ins. It took a […]

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A Small Beauty

Well, I’m back in the (indoors) office! Missed not posting last week, but had a plethora of things going on … maintaining my Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden, shopping and planting new plants, and having some real fun watching our Canada Goose dock nest (yes, a pair of geese nested in a large flower pot on […]

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