Pictured here are several Purple Coneflowers that are feeding at least two species of skipper butterfly (Hesperia spp.) and one flower scarab beetle. … [Read more...] about Busy Day at the Purple Coneflowers
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After a very dry winter, my part of Texas has been under a fire watch for months. Our volunteer fire departments have been called out to fight … [Read more...] about Just Add Water and It’s Springtime in West Texas!
I was catching the latest spring wildflowers in the Spring of 2017 when I encountered the butterfly pictured above. This butterfly is the Juniper … [Read more...] about Beautiful Juniper Hairstreaks on Green Milkweed
One of my favorite wild flowers is the Basket Flower, Centaurea americana. It grows in many places across Texas. I love the delicate petals of this … [Read more...] about Orange Skipperling on a Basket Flower.
Pictured here is a male Goatweed Leafwing butterfly. I was walking in the woods on a cool March morning and was able to photograph this beauty while … [Read more...] about Goatweed Leafwing Is Not A Nectar Feeder