Chris took a picture of this butterfly in our yard yesterday. It landed on one of our many daisies.
(All photos by Christopher Brooke. Do not use without permission.)
Chris was excited to capture it in a photo because he believes it’s an American Copper, a butterfly he doesn’t have a photo of yet.
His plans to plant as many butterfly-friendly flowers and host plants as possible is really paying off.
I don’t think I shared these photos with you yet, but the yard has also attracted a pair of hummingbirds.
This is the female hummingbird. She’s in the middle of the photo.
This is the male hummingbird. He’s checking out the second flower from the left.
They’ve been visiting the yard, especially the bee balm, for close to 3 weeks now. Chris was happy to see we’ve made a nice home or them too.
We have both of these books and are useful in identifying birds.