This female hummingbird has been fiercely defending her feeder, except when the male is around.
However, the squirrel did not get the memo.
The following images are from last year’s summer end.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are common butterflies during the latter part of summer. From the photos below, you’ll see why they are named that way. Male butterflies have stripes, and blue and orange spots in the lower part of their wings, while female ones may have yellow or deep blue, almost black colors.
For the next 5 weeks, I will be on a road trip across the USA, going from New Jersey to visit national parks and other scenic spots in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Colorado. It’s a busy schedule with lots of driving, and I don’t expect to be able to post here, or to view your posts or respond to your comments. I will do that when I come back.
In the meantime, here are some photos taken in August that have not yet appeared on these pages.
Milkweed was in bloom around the Visitor Center at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and butterflies continually fluttered among its flowers and plants. Here are some photos of the three different kinds I saw yesterday.
I’ve read that it is quite possible to repair butterfly wings, either by gluing on parts of real broken wings or cellophane! There are even videos showing how to do it.