Pollinator Week: Hummingbirds

My last post for this week (I have no photos of pollinating bats, unfortunately), is of hummingbirds. Hummers are another favorite subject of mine. They are so earnest as they go zipping about their business. I have come to the conclusion that although musk thistles are considered a noxious, invasive weed in the west becauseContinue reading “Pollinator Week: Hummingbirds”

Butterflies Galore

I’m not really an expert on butterflies. But while hiking recently in the Front Range foothills , I saw so many of such varied species that I had to check into them a bit more. All these different butterflies are from just one hike. Females lay single eggs near violets. Caterpillars do not feed, butContinue reading “Butterflies Galore”

Great Wildflower, Part 2

From our great spring crop of blooms, (http://coloradogeography.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/get-out/) this continues to be an outstanding season for wildflowers. Every time we begin to dry out, we get a rainstorm that waters the plants. And the flowers just keep comin’. According to the USDA Plants Profile webpage, http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MOFI&photoID=mofi_004_ahp.tif you can find pink bergamot all over North America.Continue reading “Great Wildflower, Part 2”