Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nature Notes/More Winged Visitors


I'd never given the blooms of this yellow vein eranthemum much thought. The foliage being showy, gets all the attention. This flowering shrub does well in a sunny location. It's the third year that it's blooming and it's only recently I noticed the steady stream, or should I say wings:) of visitors? A blue-eyed bee paid a quick visit this afternoon. So did the other two butterflies pictured below. All along it's been the pentas that's attracting the most number of winged visitors. But I'm glad these small speckled blooms are doing their fair share.
Can you spot the tiny skipper?

Feeding time for the Grass Yellow

I usually see a lizard or two lying in wait for their prey amid the leaves and the blooms. In my small garden this plant attracts the most varied wildlife (including the sunbirds) and it's always such a joy to photograph them all. 


The next two pictures show the bees that come regularly.








In last week's post, I had posted a picture of the Peacock Pansy butterfly. This afternoon I found a Lemon Pansy resting on one of the bamboo stakes in the blue salvia patch. 
Another zinnia blooms and a tiny green spider finds its home!!


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12 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the butterflies and blooms. The critters are cool too, love the lizards. Wonderful post and photos.

Ginny said...

Beautiful pictures! The butterflies are almost becoming part of the flower blooms!!!

Sylvia K said...

I do love your beautiful flowers and butterflies, and yes, the critters, too! Lovely look at the nature in your world! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Wonderful flowers and winged visitors. The little spider is a great capture too.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The peacock pansy butterfly is very pretty. I was a little spooked seeing the lizard. We have skinks in our garden but they lurk on the ground not up in the leaves.

Caroline Gill said...

A(nother) wonderful selection, Kanak. Your photos are always full of colourful energy!

ShySongbird said...

Another lovely post Kanak. I don't think I've ever seen such unusual looking bees especially the first, it has such a long body!! I always enjoy seeing your lizards and that is a sweet little butterfly/moth in the photo with the lizard. I like the pretty Grass Yellow too.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, that's a particularly pretty butterfly!

Rambling Woods said...

I love your eye for the small visitors of which you have so many. It is early summer here yet and I could only hope to find so many yard visitors..lovely...Michelle

Stephanie said...

You have lots of delicious food for those pretty little creatures. It's wonderful to be in your garden. Have a great weekend!

Pat said...

It's so nice to see your garden and its tiny visitors. The Lemon Pansy is beautiful.

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous tiny flowers and its visitors. Great shots.