I can show you fields and fields of milkweed. I was going to since the big push has been to plant it. But what I think helps sell the plant besides the environmentally right thing to do by planting it, is that it really is a pretty plant. If more people realized it can be pretty, they just might put some in gardens. Granted, these are growing in fields, but they look darn good there.
Many know that Monarchs need them, but other insects use them as well.
Here we have a Skipper taking a drink.
And here we have an amorous couple of Red Milkweed Beetles.
Dinner and a show… oops, I was spotted being a voyeur. Love-making-interuptus.
Here we have a lone Monarch, the first I have seen this year. I hope it mated since it is hanging around the milkweed.
Many will write on the Monarch this year. I did early this year out of concern for what to expect for 2014. It was a photo packed post, but also one to give an update on the plight of the Monarch. No need to repeat the information, just wait and see if they rebound. At least we have one and I have seen the same one in this area now for a week. Hope it gets a mate.
I want to announce my new blog,
Nature and Wildlife Pics. I decided GWGT was getting too off focus with nature photography and all my bird photos, so I thought to start out fresh with a place to showcase my photos and nature stories. I do hope some of you check it out if you follow here for my birding and nature posts. The stories will be personal experiences I have while hiking and photographing. The image below is a post coming up, only the dragonflies are a bit closer. I just think it is prettier including some of their surroundings in an artful manner.
There is still a lot of overlap with GWGT and I will continue to have nature posts here because I very much believe in conservation and caring for our environment. But please take a look at my new blog, I’m sure you will like the stories and images.