Poor butterfly! I was so excited to see our first Common Buckeye in our backyard, and then I saw that half his wings are missing. :( I hope none of our birds are the culprit…there is plenty of seed in the bird feeders, they don’t need to go eating poor defenseless butterflies!
I was pulling out a dead pentas plant today when suddenly I realized that it was staring back at me…upon closer examination, there was a freaky-looking caterpillar eating away at the plant. Apparently this is the caterpillar form of the Sphinx Moth, the moth that I mistook for a hummingbird last summer.
Two female House Finches visited our tube feeder today. Their sweet little calls and tidy eating habits were a treat for people used to hosting the squawking grackles!