Monday, August 26, 2013

Nature Notes

End of August

The nights are definitely cooler now so the mornings start off chilly.

Largest square: upside-down bee on butterfly bush (Buddleia). This weekend the Buddleia attracted a hummingbird, many bees of various types, several cabbage butterflies, a fritillary, and two hummingbird moths.  Quite the menagerie! But no monarchs, which is very unusual for this bush.

Moving clockwise: berries of bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), Queen Anne's lace (I'm amazed that some of these lacy flowers are still blooming), thistle gone to seed, high bush cranberries turning red and a cabbage butterfly on spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) - a pretty but invasive plant.

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29 comments:

Cloudia said...

Fall Calls!

Thanks & ALOHA, Friend
from Honolulu
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TexWisGirl said...

you're the 2nd blogger to post bright, red berries today. so pretty!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful mosaic this is!

Michelle said...

I love seeing that bee!

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty! I noticed the Queen Anne's Lace is still blooming here as well.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Very pretty, colorful collage! The Queen Anne's lace is still blooming here too.

Halcyon said...

You always get the best nature shots. Great collage! I especially like the bee. :)

Randy said...

Marvelous colors.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous collage.

Indrani said...

Beautiful collage.

Birgitta said...

What a beautiful nature collage!

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous end of summer collage!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Definitely many subtle changes going on right now, before the big changes of fall set in soon!
With all the ripe berries, we see birds moving in quickly to clear them out.
Everyone is stocking up!

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful colours!

Leora said...

Of course, my favorite is the invasive knapweed. I love the weather at this time of year.

Carver said...

Beautiful nature shots. I love seeing berries this time of the year. The upside down bumblebee is great.

see you there! said...

Summer is indeed winding down. Great bee shot and I always enjoy seeing Queen Anne's lace - rarely seen here but remembered from childhood.

Darla

Sandra said...

all those beautiful flowers plus a damselfly, butterfly and a bee... love all these brilliant colors.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful group of nature shots!

Laura said...

What a lovely array of natural beauty.

edenhills said...

A beautiful glimpse into your natural world!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nature is splendid through your lens EG, wonderfully vibrant full of life collage!

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely nature in your area. I finally looked on a map to see where you are.. Now I know.. LOL... Michelle

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

LOVE the BEE!! So clear and crisp!

MyMaracas said...

Such a pretty collection. We still have some queen anne's lace, but most of it is done for the season.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely berries and flowers.A very colorful mosaic! Great shots!

Rose said...

I need to get out to see what all has changed here...I think Lorelei is coming so we might have to get out and explore. (If it is not too terrible hot.)

Judy said...

I love all the colors, and that bee shot is wonderful!

Kalantikan said...

Oh your nature's little ones are still feasting, and in the midst of activity. I didn't know that individual flowers of Buddleia looks like that of Lantana. Hmmm, that's why butterflies love our lantana too.

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