Loving this butterfly! With our picture window view out to our backyard, it is easy to spy butterflies sipping on our lantana! Of course swallowtails move so slow and stay around for several minutes, I can always get good photos of them feeding!


Golden Rain

     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.

Happy May Day!

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. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/io_moth.htm

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's photo.