Of all the coneflowers, in all the gardens, you fly onto mine

I haven’t seen many butterflies thus far this year, so a few days ago I was excited to be  treated to a wonderful scene on my garden coneflower.  This beauty alighted and fed for a long time, but she wasn’t alone as another little flying beauty was also admiring the echinacea.

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Photo Credit: Linda Sullivan 

The monarch and the bee had a bit of an aerial scuffle, but soon the bee moved onto some other tasty wildflowers and the butterfly was left to alight and feed for an extended period of time.


If you stop, look and feel nature for even just a short amount of time, you’ll experience a little, glorious heavenly shudder in your very soul.

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Jewel in the Jungle – Strawberry Poison Dart Frogs — Incidental Naturalist

I picked my way through the soupy jungle air, flinching at the tinnitus whine of mosquitos. A guide from the Salt Creek indigenous community squelched a couple of steps ahead of me. We had just spent time watching the murderous eyes of a Caiman glide across the surface of a forest lake. The guide turned […]

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Chippy Chipmunk

Spotted this fellow dashing along the local chipmunk thoroughfare between underground retreat to munching grounds: the garden!

Nosy Parrot

Keito loves exploring drawers, cupboards and dark closets, sometimes for nefarious nesting purposes, but often just for fun. Here she seems to be intimating that I have been negligent in tidying up the dishes to her satisfaction 🙂

Smartypants birdie!