Today’s post features some images of Maximillian Sunflowers, captured this past week in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks (MO). The Maximillian Sunflower is a new addition to the church butterfly garden. Several bare root plants were planted last fall and in one short year, they have proved to be […]
Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. I have 3 patches of Showy Goldenrod planted in the church butterfly garden and all are profusely blooming right now. Being an “end of season” bloomer, the Goldenrod is near the top of the pollinator’s wish list at the buffet table, this late in the […]
Today’s post features an image I captured over the weekend. With the annual fall Monarch migration in full swing, there have been lots of Monarchs visiting the church butterfly garden, here in the Missouri Ozarks. This featured image shows the sizes of a Monarch egg (upper, lefthand edge of image) and a freshly-hatched Monarch caterpillar, […]
Today’s post features an insect I have always been interested in … the Walking Stick. Every time I see one, I am amazed at the camouflage ability of this guy in the garden. I was lucky this time … as he moved across the mulched garden bed, it was easy to see him as he […]
Today’s post features a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail butterfly that was busy collecting nectar from some of the zinnia flowers in the church butterfly garden recently: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 camera body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/1500 sec. and 1/2000 sec.
Today’s post features some images I captured over the weekend of a White-lined Sphinx Moth, in the church butterfly garden. While weeding and deadheading the flowers, this rather large guy flew in and worked on the cascading butterfly bush for some time, allowing me to grab the camera out of the car and catch a […]