Each day in the afternoon for the last week, this little fellow comes calling. He tries several windows, hovering against the glass, trying to enter the house. He’s about the size of a robin, and his color is just as startling as the picture. He’s a Bullock’s Oriole. They forage in trees and eat insects, berries and nectar. His habitat ranges across the U.S.
Tiger Swallowtail butterflies are fluttering around our garden for the first time in years. With a wingspan ranging from 3.5 inches to 6.5 inches, they are hard to miss. Nectar from a lilac flower, which they sip with a long tongue, is one of their favorite foods.
Apparently, yellow is my lucky color this year. Mother Nature had a deft hand when she painted her children. How lucky are we to be able to see the splendor she created?
Have you seen any unusual or beautiful natural works of art where you are?