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2020 07 02 Bumblebee Pollinating Sage in the backyard-2612

Bumblebee on Sage

Bumblebee on Sage 2 – I took a lot of photos of this Bumblebee as it worked its way around the yard. It seemed to me to be a laborious task for the little creature to visit so many flower blossoms and scoop up all the pollen it could carry. But that is exactly how …

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2020 07 02 Bumblebee Pollinating Sage in the backyard-2575

Bumblebee on Sage

Bumblebee on Sage – One of the many wonderful facts about having one’s yard reflect the natural habitat of the area is that it then attracts many different species of wildlife. We have been so lucky to have Bumblebees enjoy nectaring on our Texas Sage, Salvi greggii, since we first installed it. I have always …

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2020 07 02 Female Black-chinned Hummingbird in the backyard-2543

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird – Our Texas Red Sage, Salvia greggii attracts many hummingbirds. We are relatively sure that the females build nests nearby in the neighborhood because their flight paths when arriving and departing our backyard seem to mirror one another. It is impossible to see where they go when they leave because the houses …

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2020 06 10 Checkered Setwing Dragonfly in the Backyard-2510

Checkered Setwing on Cactus

Checkered Setwing on Cactus – After posing so nicely on a bare tree branch the Checkered Setwing of the family Dragonfly moved to the very tip of one of our Century Plants and remained absolutely still allowing me to get photos of him with a less busy background. The background is the outside wall of …

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2020 06 10 Checkered Setwing Dragonfly in the Backyard-2449

Checkered Setwing

Checkered Setwing – This is a dragonfly from the Skimmer Family. We frequently see these wonderful creatures hanging around the native plants in our yard. They are hard to catch in flight, but regularly they land on the ends of plants. This one spent several minutes on the very end of a small tree branch …

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2020 06 10 House Finch in the Backyard-2446

Backyard House Finch

Backyard House Finch – Our backyard has long attracted a limited variety of birds. However, the limited species does not mean we see few birds. We have had days in the late spring and early summer when we have seen 15 or more species of birds. The House Finch is a common visitor to our …

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