Beauty in Miniature

Fog fruit Blooms

Fog fruit, also known as frog fruit, is spreading and blooming in my flower bed. I planted the first plant 4 years ago. This is a host plant for Phaon Cresent butterflies. 

If you are interested in Phaon Crescent butterflies, click on the link below.

Phaon Crescent Butterflies

Beautiful and Beneficial Io Moth

This is something I’m sharing from The Heard Museum’s information. It is located in McKinney, TX.

Sometimes, it’s easy to think of moths as all being dull-colored and perhaps not as visually interesting as butterflies (both species are in the same order–Lepidoptera), but there are many beautiful moth species! For example, have a look at this Io moth. This one was found in the butterfly garden by our volunteer Melanie Schuchart. And, moths are also important pollinators. If you’d like to learn more about this species, here’s a good profile.

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's photo.