We’ve got a few wildflowers to attract the birds and butterflies. I don’t know what most of them are. I think the ones I enjoy most are the ones that are not so obvious. They are like a hidden treasure when I stumble upon something I haven’t previously noticed. Look at these adorable little blue flowers! The flower isn’t even as big as my little fingernail.
The Western Swallowtail butterfly is such a busy little thing! I haven’t seen one land yet! It’s really hard to get a focused photo of a butterfly when they won’t sit still.
A dragonfly’s head is almost all eyes. I just read, this morning, about dragonflies: A funny fact is that the dragonfly has 6 legs but cannot walk. Dragonflies have up to 30,000 facets in each eye, with a 360 degree view, but they can’t see details very well. Humans can see better than a dragonfly but only to the front and side.
This is a male, Whitetail Skimmer dragonfly. The female’s body is brown instead of white.