Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Schlumbergera is Blooming Like Crazy!

This little Schlumbergera of Mike's is blooming like crazy.  I think it looks great!

Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera

Epiphyllum Blooms

Two different Epiphyllums have been blooming.
Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum
Epiphyllum

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Lurker at The Bird Feeder

When I was going through the pictures taken by the BirdCam, I noticed something unusual in the background of this one picture.


It's head is turn so that you can't see it, but the lower body and feet are definitely a bird of prey.  I see and hear hawks all the time.  


Monday, May 15, 2017

The Hooded Orioles Have Returned

I've heard them and watched the nectar levels go down in the feeders, but I haven't seen a Hooded Oriole yet this year.  However, the BirdCam got some pictures of them today.

Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My Hero!

Gulf Fritillary Butterflies lay their eggs on the passion vines and the resulting caterpillars devour the plant if they are not removed.  Their bitter taste protects them from birds and anything else that might eat them.  However, today I saw a ladybug eating the egg of a Gulf Fritillary Butterfly!

A Ladybug eating the egg of Gulf Fritillary Butterfly