Our Special Little Guest

Today’s post features a very special little guest that I’ve seen only a few times in our lakeside butterfly garden. The Clearwing Hummingbird Moth is always fun to watch as it mimics the movements of the hummingbird, moving about flower gardens as it collects nectar. Here are a few of my favorite images, so far: […]

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Fun Friday: Friendly Eating Contest

Images in today’s Fun Friday post was captured a couple of days ago in my rural Missouri butterfly garden. As I walked past my butterfly garden, a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth captured my attention. As I watched it, the moth moved to a Butterfly Bush flower, where a Silver-spotted Skipper was already collecting nectar. I grabbed […]

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Fun Friday: A Special Visitor

A very special visitor appeared in my new butterfly garden a few days ago, a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth (Hemaris thysbe) dropped by for a visit. Seeing this little jewel flitting about and collecting nectar, I ran inside the house and grabbed my camera. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured: I am […]

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Hummingbird Moth

Yesterday morning, I hiked the nearby natural prairie, looking for the white-tailed deer doe with 3 fawns. Unfortunately, I didn’t see them, although I have a strong suspicion where they are hanging out. The only problem is that the vegetation is so dense that I’d likely scare them away, just trying to reach the area. […]

Posted in 2013, Blog, Butterfly Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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“Leftovers”

One more post from the local sunflower field, then I’m moving on to the second half of my July Colorado photo trip. Today’s “leftovers” includes some non-bird flying creatures, an unusual large bird, and a pair of land mammals that visited the sunflower field during my multiple trips there. Oh, yes, and a short video […]

Posted in 2012, Birds, Blog, Macro Photography, Mammals, Nature Photography, Wildflowers | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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