This is just a quick post because I’m still on vacation, but I didn’t want to wait to share some of the pollinator pictures I took today.
These (and more) silver-spotted skippers were chasing each other all around the garden this morning and they’re fast. Can’t believe I finally managed to get that shot of two of them together, let alone with the bonus of that iridescent, blue-black whatever-it-is flying through the background.
Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a pollinator powerhouse. Below, two bees are feeding on the same wild bergamot blossom in a different part of the garden.
When I say the gardens are alive with pollinators this time of year, I’m not kidding!
A bee and a painted lady butterfly sharing the same flower. Look at that gorgeous, iridescent-green thorax on the bee!
Below is a close-up of the same butterfly that’s pictured above, so you can see its proboscis all rolled up between snacks.
Below, the same butterfly in flight.
Settled in to snack on a new flower. Look how its wings catch the light like tortoiseshell!
Hope you enjoyed! See you soon. ❤️