This monarch enjoyed the zinnias in my front yard.
See how much?
When I was taking photos of the weeds across the street, I took some photos of this locust shell on the Spanish needles plant.
I found another daddy long legs in the front yard on this painter's pallet. After finding 4 in the back yard last week, I imagine there are more in the front yard that I didn't see.
I tried to figure out what the blue critter could be on the middle Bell Ringer campanula.
After taking several photos, and getting closer, I picked up the "critter" thinking it may not be one after all, and I was right. It was a petal from this Blue Mist spirea, which this bee seemed to be enjoying.
I am glad I haven't seen many grasshoppers this year. At the end of the season they seem to move slower, and this one didn't jump when I got close with my camera.
I have photos of bees on these dahlias from more than one day.
There area usually bees on the Mexican sunflowers whenever I go out, as well.
I have mentioned seeing 2 to 4 monarchs a day for a number of weeks. Yesterday, I counted 8 enjoying the huge Mexican sunflowers and zinnias across the street, but there could have been more. They weren't holding still for me to count them. It was awesome! I need to get myself registered as a monarch waystation. I'm wondering if some of these are from farther north, and are getting ready for their migration.
I have been trying to get a photo of a monarch with its wings open, but they close them again too quickly. I hope to get one yet, but this one will do for now.
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