As I read and drank a cup of coffee on Mother’s Day, while looking out my kitchen picture window, I was treated to beautiful,yellow blossoms falling from our Golden Raintree. A pair of squirrels were busily chasing each other around in the tree knocking the blossoms loose. The trees lived up to their name that morning! Every spring I get to enjoy these blossoms!
Petals decorating the ground after falling.
We’ve had some cool, dreary days but today the sunshine and butterflies returned!
Larkspur,lantana and mistflower
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.
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. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/io_moth.htm