I am watering the back flowerbeds this afternoon. When I went to move the water I saw a Buckeye in the white roses. No camera! When I came back Buckeye was gone and little Gray Hairstreak had come! I went to the east side to see if Buckeye was over there and I saw a Butterfly Convention. There were 50 plus butterflies of all sorts of varieties in the zinnias! I gasped.
This is a West Coast Lady. Smaller than her cousin, Painted Lady.
As I snapped photos I saw a Hummingbird Moth! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Right here in the gardens!
I needed to come in and charge the battery for the camera. I took 400 photos!
10 years ago
A Hummiingbird Moth in your beautiful garden, couldn't find a more wonderful place to visit, or to be lovingly observed.
Thanks so much for sharing the wonderment of Oct.
So happy you came by. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
I was so very excited to see the White Lined Sphinx! There are other Hummingbird Moths and I am sending out an invitation to all of them to come by for a visit.
If all goes well next year and the Butterfly Bush makes it through the winter I might have more food they like.
Also I am planning on planting lots more zinnias!
You are so very welcome! October is a magical month and I am in total delight.
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